Napolean wanted money for his grandiose plans for military conquest. He also realized that the US adjoined the territory, really needed access to the Mississippi River and that it would be difficult for France to defend it against invasion. He probably did not realize how much land there actually was since much of it had never been explored.
Napoleon also wanted the British to not gain a foothold in New Orleans and the Louisiana territory. He understood that it was a better situation for him to offer the land for sale inasmuch as he could not defend it and he'd rather have the US purchase it before Great Britain tried to take New Orleans and give Great Britain more territory, in addition to Canada, in North America.
He lacked a Navy large enough to challenge the Royal Navy. Almost any chance of Napoleon invading Britain was lost with the decisive defeat of his navy at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Napoleon was defeated by the Seventh Coalition at Waterloo and was sent into exile.
His fight with the Catholic Church was seen by the more devout rural French as a spiteful and mean spitited action (Which it was). By granting limited privileges to the church, he gained great friends in high places and the love of his people. It cost him nothing. He never returned the lands of the church. He offered no apology in the Name of France for the desecration of Cathedrals, theft of any religious icons or for the death and injury sustained by the clergy. For the Church it gained its status as the Church of the French. For Napoleon, it was a win-win bargain.
According to the new Napoleon Dynamite Television Series on Fox Cable Network, her name is Carlinda Dynamite. The actor's name is Sandy Martin.
It was hoped that he could interrupt UK trade with India.
He was a brilliant military tactician and strategist whose many Battles are still studied today.
Not only. He was also a great legislator. The Napoleonic Code remains also nowadays as the most remarkable set of laws of the XIX century, which influenced the legislation of several countries in subsequent years.
Despite all his reforms, Napoleon still restricted the rights of women, French colonies, slaves, and the church.
But the biggest reason why there is a general sense of fear around Napoleon is due to his military success. Through military tactics and propaganda, nearly every war Napoleon fought ended in a victory, even if the casualties were significant for the French. The fact is that it took Europe's most powerful nations to unite and attack SEVEN times in total to bring him down.
Think about it: at his peak of power, Napoleon won the War of the Fifth Coalition; he was challenged by five times by an alliance of Europe's major powers and came out on top (relatively speaking) on each and every one. Regardless of the actual gains and losses, this was what most people thought of Napoleon, and thus they were afraid of Napoleon's seeming invincibility.
Even the invasion of Russia, which ended in a disaster, showed how volatle and dangerous Napoleon could be-his army of 500,000+ left behind a ravaged Russia with a burnt down capital.
Certainly by proxy, but his sword was rarely bloodied. To be specific, he did directly order his troops to kill thousands right in front of him (an example being the riots of 13 Vendémiaire, where he ordered his men to open cannon fire on a mob of French rebels.) He didn't have to go out and kill people with his bare hands, but he is definately a veteran of close quarter violence due to his actions in his early-mid military career.
Yes, Napoleon had a private zoo at his mansion at Malmaison, the animals came form allies and friends as well as all his conquests.
Same way as Hitler. He tried to conquer Russia, lost a vast army, and was totally defeated within 2 years.
To be more specific, Napoleon lost because his pride got to him: the invasion of Russia was a punitive war that Napoleon started to get back at Tsar Alexander, who pretty much betrayed Napoleon by trading with his hated enemy, Britain. Alexander & Napoleon were close until then, and this act infuriated the french emperor.
Napoleon's army boasted their high mobility by surviving off the land. Napoleon did not lose simply because he didn't bring winter clothes; he lost bcause his tactics of using the local land for supplies failed against a combination of Russian winter & scorched earth policies. Basically, Napoleon's strategy was a bad combination against the Russian territory, kind of like putting rock against paper in a rock-paper-scissors game. The Russians burnt everything they couldn't carry with them in their retreat, so Napoleon's army had to starve in the freezing winter.
By losing over 60% of France's entire active duty soldiers at the time in a single campaign, Napoleon made himself VERY vulnerable to enemy invasions, and due to a shortage of manpower and specialists, he was unable to properly defend himself in the later battles.
Although vandalism is the most likely reason the nose is chipped it was not Napoleon that did it.
The Battle of the Bridge of Arcole plays highly in the early mystique of Napoleon. If he served at that site remains debated as does any actual bridge crossing. It is a part of the lore of Napoleon that gained him heroic status. A bridgehead was established although the duration that it existed is also subject to question.
It was a career ending event for a European head of state and an epoch event in world history. It was written about also as a part of military history, It is a centerpiece for numerous novels.
Je suis Napoleon
No, there is no evidence to suggest that the two of them met, ipso facto they never played chess.
In an attempt to weaken the UK economy.
He fought seven wars against European Coalitions.
The cost was deemed to be far to high, and he lacked a Navy that was able to compete against the UK.
It would require quite an explanation to fully understand why the hereditary rulers of Europe did not like Napoleon, but some of the major reasons are:
The French Revolution. Napoleon, in many ways, was the embodiment of the French Revolution. His reforms in law, education and economy were based on models of the Revolution. Also, the ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity didn't appeal to the European monarchs at that time. While Britain was a constitutional monarchy, the government was still very much elitism in structure.
Britain lost to another republic: the US. British political resolve stiffened after they were defeated by the French-backed Americans in their war of independance. Now we have another upstart republic in Europe, Britain's playground. They might have yielded once, but they'd be damned if they yield again!
An eponym is when someone gives their name to something else. So, like , 'The Duke of Wellington' gave his name to wellington boots. It's a little bit like the Roman's gave their names to the months on the calendar we use today, for example: Augustus Caesar gave his name to our month 'August'.
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by giving him more power and he was then more known around the world for his, height and his fame of being able to rebuild such a broken down economy so well but then it showed the Napoleon forced French Culture on to those whom he had conquered which showed his dedication for French even though he was indeed Italian.
He was considered a threat to the peace and tranquility of Europe.