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Rise of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). Early Life Born to lower Nobility on the island of Corsica Sent to military school in France at a young age Became one the most gifted military leader in France. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). Rise to Power Under Napoleon’s leadership

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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Early Life
    • Born to lower Nobility on the island of Corsica
    • Sent to military school in France at a young age
    • Became one the most gifted military leader in France
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Rise to Power
    • Under Napoleon’s leadership
      • France was involved in constant warfare with all of Europe
      • French armies were extremely successful on the battle field
      • Acted as “Liberators” helping people of other countries to defeat their rulers
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Rise to Power
    • Under Napoleon’s leadership
      • Set up new republics in Holland, Switzerland, and Italy
      • Reached a settlement with the Catholic Church
      • Negotiated peace with Great Britain
      • Napoleon seized power in France
      • Crowned himself Emperor in 1804
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Rise to Power
    • Under Napoleon’s leadership
      • By 1805 all European powers were defeated except Britain
      • France’s new empire covered all of Europe
      • Napoleon put his relatives in charge of each country
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Fall of Napoleon
    • Napoleon’s conquest united most of Europe against him
    • European people began to have extreme Nationalist feelings
    • He was unable to invade and conquer Great Britain
    • There was a weak economy
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Fall of Napoleon
    • Invasion of Russia
      • Napoleon built the Grand Army of 600,000 soldiers
      • Invaded in 1812
      • Defeated the Russians but Tsar Alexander I refused to surrender
      • The harsh Russian winter severely hurt the army, many died
      • Napoleon was forced to retreat in defeat
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Fall of Napoleon
      • Napoleon went into exile after the Russian defeat
      • Reappeared in March of 1815 to briefly take over France again
      • He was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815
      • He was imprisoned on Elba, a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where he died in 1821
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Restoring Order
    • Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) was set up to:
      • redraw the boundaries of Europe
      • Restored former Rulers in their countries
      • Created a Balance of Power to keep any one country from dominating Europe