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History
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History 1401E
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Semester
Winter

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thThe Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte Oct 17The DirectoryDirectory failed to provide stabilityOpposed by royalists and JacobinsWar against the first coalition Narrow power baseRelied upon the army for its legitimacyFrench peasants arent happy with them either because they are anticatholic They are also in financial trouble Relies on people who loaned them money bought church lands and the armyBorn on the island of Corsica Ethnically Napoleon is Italian but he is born a French citizen 5256he isnt really short he is averageNapoleon di Buonaparte 17691821Went to a military school in Paris Graduated in 1785 he is 16He is put into the artillery because he is of lower birth and because hes good at mathCommissioned as a lieutenantHe was for the revolution and read and was fond of RAccepts a job in the revolutionary armyStrong supporter of JacobinsPromoted to GeneralHelps to save n
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