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  • Napoleon Bonaparte - 397 words
    Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte On November 9-10 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte and his colleagues joined together a conspiracy against the government. They seized power and established a new system. Bonaparte and others were known as the Consulate. Bonaparte, as first consul, had almost absolute rule. He became emperor in 1804. Thus, changing Europeans society from a monarchy to a dictatorship form of government. As emperor, Bonaparte won several battles for Europe. He helped the society of France, rising all classes of society such as the Middle Class. Bonaparte was very liked in Europe. While in rule, the Code Napoleon was established as law. Feudalism and serfdom were abolished, and free ...
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte - 494 words
    Napoleon Bonaparte NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Napoleon was born at a time when society was changing very quickly during the French revolution. This was a time of opportunity for a person with his talents ambitions. The old rules and ways of doing thing were gone and new society had not taken place yet. Napoleon was in the ideal position to benefit from this uncertainty. He was a soldier with revolutionary ideas but also had a burning drive to be important. He almost had more power then any one person in all of history. He also had a positive affect on history such as his revolutionary ideas. He also created a new law code based on principals of enlightenment. He also brought changes to old corrupt m ...
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte - 692 words
    Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte, who was also known as the "Little Corsican" (and later known as Emperor of France, and the prime mover of the Napolionic Wars), was born on August 15, in 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. From 1784 to 1785, Napoleon attended the Ecole Militire in Paris, where he received his military training. After the French Monarchy was overthrown on August 10, 1792, Napoleon decided to make his move up in the ranks. In 1793, Napoleon was chosen to direct the artillery against the siege in Toulon. He seized ground where he could get his guns in range of British ships. Soon after that, Toulon fell and he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. In 1794, he was wed to Jo ...
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte - 1,147 words
    Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon I (1769-1821), emperor of the France, who made reforms after the French Revolution. One of the greatest military commanders of all time, he conquered the larger part of Europe and did much to modernize the nations he conquered. Napoleon was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, Corsica, and was given the name Napoleon. He was the second of eight children of Carlo Bonaparte and Letizia Ramolino Buonaparte, both of the Corsican-Italian ancestry. Napoleans father was a lawyer who had fought for Corsican independence, but after the French occupied the island in 1768, he served as a prosecutor and a judge and entered the French nobility as a count. Th ...
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte - 1,286 words
    Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte was possibly Frances greatest military mind ever. He was promoted through the ranks by hard work, dedication and his ability to think quickly. He eventually worked his way up to become the Emperor of France. Napoleon was born on August 15, in the year of 1769. He was born at Ajaccio, Corsica. This was a small island off the coast of North Africa. Napoleons parents Letizia and Carlo Bonaparte reserved Napoleon a spot at a French military school, and when Napoleon became old enough his parents sent him away to the school which was in Brienne France. Napoleon was not well excepted by the other students at the school. They felt he was a foreigner and Napoleo ...
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte, Who Is Also Known As The Little Corsican, Was Born On August 15,1769 In Ajaccio, Corsica His Family Had M - 707 words
    Napoleon Bonaparte, who is also known as the "little Corsican", was born on August 15,1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. His family had moved there from Italy in the 16th century. His original name was Napoleone. He had 7 brothers and sisters. His original nationality was Corsican-Italian. He also despised the French. He thought they were oppressors of his native land. His father was a lawyer, and was also anti-French. One reason Napoleon may have been such a great leader and revolutionary because was he was raised in a family of radicals. When Napoleon was nine, his father sent him to Brienne, a French military government school in Paris. While there he was constantly teased by the French students. ...
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  • The Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte - 1,545 words
    ... ns, and the Directory was unpopular. Seeing no future and certain defeat, Napoleon did not hesitate to abandon his army and return to Pairs. He left his army in the hands of General Jean Kleber. Napoleon sailed home along with three other ships, and on October 16, 1799 he arrived in Paris. Napoleon then participated in the coup d'etat that ultimately led to his virtual dictatorship of France. Barley thirty years old, he became First Consul of France. As First Consul, Napoleon directly controlled the entire executive authority of the government. Napoleon had overwhelming influence over the legislature. He appointed members of the bureaucrach, controlled the army, and conducted foreign aff ...
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  • Areican And French Revolution Revised - 1,392 words
    Areican And French Revolution (Revised) During the late 1700's, two great revolutions occurred, the American Revolution and the French Revolution. These two historical events happened at the same time, but had a great number of differences and very little similarity. When French Revolution occurred, it turned into a very violent and bloody event, while the American Revolution was almost nonviolent, aside from the war. In 1774, King Louis XVI made a decision that could have prevented the French Revolution by breathing new life into the French economy: he appointed Physiocrat Robert Turgot as Controller General of Finance. The Physiocrats were a small band of followers of the French physician ...
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  • Bonaparte Betrayed The Revolution - 1,936 words
    Bonaparte Betrayed The Revolution 'Bonaparte betrayed the revolution.' Do you agree with this statement? Justify your answer. Napoleon Bonaparte's attitude towards the French Revolution is one that has often raised questions. That the revolution had an influence on Bonaparte's regime cannot be denied - but to what extent? When one looks at France after Napoleon's reign it is clear that he had brought much longed for order and stability. He had also established institutions that embodied the main principles of the revolution. However, it is also evident that many of his policies directly contradict those same principles. Was Napoleon betraying the same revolution that gave him power, or was h ...
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  • Capoiera - 1,211 words
    Capoiera Capoeira is the common name for the group of African martial arts that came out of west Africa and were modified and mixed in Brazil. These original styles included weapons, grappling and striking as well as animal forms that became incorporated into different components and sub styles of the art. In 1500's the Portuguese, led by explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral, arrived in Brazil. One of the first measures taken by the new arrivals was the conquering of the local population, the Brazilian Indians, in order to allow the Portuguese slave labor (for sugarcane and cotton). The experience with the Indians was a failure. The Indians quickly died in captivity or fled to their nearby homes. T ...
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  • Church History 17001871 - 597 words
    Church History 1700-1871 1700-1871 - The age of Enlightenment. This period can be situated between the death of Louis XIV, in 1715, and the 9th November 1799, when the future emperor Napoleon Bonaparte took power. The intervening period may be divided into several stages: first the Regency, followed by the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI, and finally the French Revolution. France, the most populated country in Europe, was to experience almost eighty years of domestic peace and economic prosperity. With the emergence of the philosophical spirit in salons, cafes and clubs, came the gradual erosion of monarchical authority. Strengthened by their new-found financial power, the capitalistic bour ...
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  • Constantine The Great Mini Biography - 357 words
    Constantine The Great - Mini Biography Constantine the Great - mini biography by Justin Woodson Throughout history there are pivotal men and women whose actions are so significant that looking back history may have been unrecognizably different without them. These men and women can be tremendously virtuous or tremendously evil (or somewhere in between). yet their mark on history is indelible. Names of such people include Attila the Hun, Adol-ph Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, and many more. For this article I'll focus on Con-stantine the Great (ruled 307-337 AD), or more for-mally, Imperator Caesar Flavius Constantinus Pius Felix Invictus Augustus (whew. a mouthful). One of Cons ...
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  • English 1a - 897 words
    English 1A 11/24/99 Submarines: The Underwater War The submarine is one of the greatest naval inventions in the history of war. This innovation allows men to dive to certain depths in the open seas at will. Submarines were equipped with weapons and communication devices. The submarine could stay at sea for months at a time and only required a few men to operate. They were small, quick, and hard to locate by larger ships. The submarine was thought to be the perfect naval vessel. The concept of the submarine dates back to Archimedes, the ancient mathematician, who "dreamed of building war vessels that could submerge at will and operate under the sea, so that they might sink the enemy without f ...
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  • France - 1,346 words
    France France Introduction France, which is the largest nation in Western Europe, is a presidential republic. France is a very important nation in Europe and it continues to be involved in contemporary policy issues. Helping the world as one of the great trading nations, France is a very important trading partner with the United States. Not only is France important to the United States, they are also important to countries all over the world. Their abundance of both mineral and agricultural resources make them a very important supplier of products all over the world. I chose to report on France because it is an interesting county and I wanted to learn more about it. Geography France is locat ...
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  • France Was An Absolute Monarchy Louis Xiv 1643 1715 Was The Envy Of All Other Rulers In Europe During His Reign He Had Centra - 2,482 words
    ... French people under one banner. Many of the members of the Legislative Assembly believed that France would unite under one banner to defend itself. On April 20th 1792, the French Legislative Assembly charged Austria with plotting aggression and declared war, starting the first War of the Peoples in the modern world. This was followed by a French invasion of the Austrian Netherlands and two months later the King of Prussia joined Austria in the struggle against France. The French Forces were quickly overcome by the Austrian Forces in Belgium and were driven back into France. The Duke of Brunswick that issued a manifesto saying that Paris would be burnt to the ground if the Royal family we ...
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  • Freedom Limitation - 1,050 words
    Freedom Limitation History has taught us that from the advent of time, man has proven himself to be his own worst enemy. Throughout history, various controversies and disputes have progressed into major wars with devastating effects. Some people believe that these are the subsequent results of increasing power in man. To many it may seem that the acquisition of varying degrees of power and influence cause marked changes in otherwise placid personalities. The more power one has, the more he wants and, what is worst, is that he is never satisfied. This mentality, however, is not accelerated by power, but rather by an inner drive which comes as a result of ones limitations. Written in History a ...
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  • French Revolution - 1,450 words
    French Revolution The French Revolution changed the face of France and all who were associated with it so drastically that it was almost the exact opposite of what it used to be. Most of the people in France at the time were very upset by the way the government had been being run for so long. Many historians believe that the period of increased knowledge and ideas, or The Enlightenment, was the cause of the revolution. In any case, the people wanted change. King Louis XVI ruled France under an absolute monarchy in 1789, but the government also consisted of three estates, or classes, of people who helped govern France. The first estate was made up of the clergy and Church officials who held m ...
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  • French Revolution - 1,118 words
    French Revolution French Revolution French Revolution, cataclysmic political and social upheaval, extending from 1789 to 1799. The revolution resulted, among other things, in the overthrow of the monarchy in France and in the establishment of the First Republic. It was generated by a vast complex of causes and produced an equally vast complex of consequences. For more than a century before the accession of King Louis XVI in 1774, the French government experienced periodic economic crises resulting from wars, royal mismanagement, and increased indebtedness. Attempts at reform accomplished little because of opposition from reactionary members of the nobility and clergy. As the financial crisis ...
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  • Greek Independence - 341 words
    Greek Independence Greek Independence The Greek war of Independence was the result of several factors. One of the most important events was the Orlov Rebellion of 1778-79. Inspired by the belief that Russias war with the Turks that countries were ready to liberate all the Christians in the Ottoman Empire, a short-lived uprising took place in the Peloponnesus, in the beginning of 1778. This venture however failed because of poor organisation, but it set a model for violent resistance to Ottoman rule. The Orlov Rebellion also urged brutal measures by the Sublime Porte (the Ottoman government) which increased anger against the empire. The intellectual basis of nationalism came form the rich and ...
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  • Lempire De Napoleon: Une Etape Logique - 642 words
    L'empire De Napoleon: Une Etape Logique *note : you will have to add the accents yourself!!!* Pour beaucoup de personnes, le sujet de Napoleon Bonaparte, c'est a dire, la decision si son regne etait une chose positive ou une chose negative pour la France est un sujet sur lequel chaque personne a ses opinios fortes. On dit qu'il etait un des plus grands chefs militaires de toute l'histoire. Il est aussi vu comme dictateur qui cherchait seulement le pouvoir. Les deux opinios ont du merite. Si Napoleon desirait de la conquete il l'a atteinte par la concentration du pouvoir dans ses propres mains. Cependant, dans les etats qu'il a crees, Napoleon a accorde des constitutions, a introduit des code ...
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