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    Two decades of war went on in the early 1800's. These wars were named the Napoleonic Wars since the major conflicts arose from France under the ruling of Napoleon Bonaparte. The biggest turning point of the Napoleonic Wars was the Russian Campaign. Napoleon was elected to the First Consul of the Consulate in 1799, where he assumed the role of head of government in France. One of his earlier victories as leader, was during the Battle of Marengo which resulted in driving Austrians out of Italy. Furthermore, strengthening his political career. This battle was one of several within the War of the Second Coalition, which consisted of the allies Austria, Britain and Russia, and including the Ottoman Empire and Kingdom of Naples unsuccessful at…

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    Napoleon's Rise To Power

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    Once upon a time, a small boy named Napoleon was born on the Mediterranean island of Corsica in 1769. His parents waited until he was 9 years old and then sent him away to a military school. After he finished school, at age 16 in 1785, he became a lieutenant in the artillery. But as the French revolution started, he joined the army of the new government. He was asked to defend the delegates by powerful people. Then, Napoleon became a ‘Hero of the Hour’ after he caused his attackers to flee in…

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    Battle Of Leipzig

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    Over the course of the next few months, the Coalition met Napoleon at Lutzen, Bautzen, and Dresden, all of which ended in French victory. The early lack of success of the Coalition can be partially attributed to their grand strategy, the Trachenberg Plan, which called for the avoidance of major conflict with Napoleon’s army. The next meeting between the French and the Sixth Coalition would be at…

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    During the 19th century, France had a wide variety of government types - four dictatorships, two constitutional monarchies, two empires, and three republics. The French government was very unreliable and ever-changing. Directly after the French Revolution, a two house legislative body formed. This expanded power to the bourgeois. However, later power was returned solely to kings. After two kings, Louis XVII and Charles X, both of who were very disliked, power was transferred to Louis Philippe.…

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    Considered to be among the greatest military commanders in history, Napoleon Bonaparte played a key role in the French Revolution of 1788. The purpose of this paper is to find out how Napoleon Bonaparte came to control much of Europe during his reign as Emperor. Following years of social and political turbulence the French Monarchy was abolished and overthrown. Much of Europe at this time was leaded by Czars and kings who were absolute monarchs and had full control of their administrations. The…

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

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    leaving the grieving families to starve and perish of hunger. Napoleon was a narcissistic and self-indulging man who crowned himself emperor of France, which led him to rise over his people who thought him a savior. When he did this, Napoleon believed he had all the power in the world, and essentially tried to take over the world, starting with Europe. Before becoming emperor, he even sold territory to the newly formed United States, in order to attain money for funding his future wars .…

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    a lawyer and also was part of the Florentine nobility. Despite these conditions Bonaparte’s family was poor. Bonaparte eventually came to power after the French Revolution in France. The topic of Bonaparte being either a good leader or a poor leader is a common debate among historians. Although all these debates, Bonaparte was a good leader. He executed many well thought plans to benefit the country he loved. First, Bonaparte had many military successes. At only the age of twenty-five he…

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    As the French Revolution was beginning to hit its height, a small Brigadier General was starting to grow into fame. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Corsica and when he was twenty-seven years old in 1796 was given the reigns of the French Army of Italy. He was given these reigns for his prestigious smarts in and out of the classroom. David Bell stated in his concise biography Napoleon, which Napoleon said “I lived like a bear…always alone in my small room with my books…my only friends!”…

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    Have you ever wondered about Santa Anna?Well today you will find closure for your curious ways. Antonio López de Santa Anna was born in Xalapa,Veracruz February 21,1794.Santa Anna attended the Military academy at the age of 16.He was an excellent warrior.Skilled at sword fighting and other battle tactics.Santa Anna’s idol was Napoleon Bonaparte.He had pictures of him all over his walls.He designed his armies like the way Napoleon's.He even collected…

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    success from the French Revolution. It made it very easy for him to rise up the ranks of the military, gain supporters, and take over France. There was so many problems that the government of France could not fix and Napoleon promised to make it better. Napoleon would not of been able to make these promises and achieve what he promised if the French Revolution hadn’t made it so easy for him to seem like a hero and a good leader. Napoleon would not of become the Emperor of France and historically…

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