Afterward, Napoleon retreated to France, where in March coalition forces captured Paris. With the Treaty of Fontainebleau, he was exiled to Elba, a Mediterranean island off the coast of Italy. Less than a year later, on February 26,Napoleon escaped Elba and sailed to the French mainland with a group of more than 1, supporters.
Napoleon was still a young man during the French Revolution that overthrew the monarchy and this helped him to survive and to quickly rise through the ranks of the army.
Napoleon did not have a well-developed army when he reached the position of general. The army he was first given command of was the Army of Italy. Napoleon believed he could do more with the Army of Italy, and he did. Napoleon reformed the Army of Italy, and he trained and drilled the soldiers personally.
France invaded Egypt, then a part of the Ottoman Empire, with the intention of disrupting trade from India to Great Britain. The French army was able to land but the navy was destroyed by the British fleets.
The Egyptian Campaign was a great success, but without a navy to bring supplies and internal discontent with European domination, Napoleon was forced to withdraw from Egypt, but not before he secured cultural knowledge and artifacts from Egypt. Upon Napoleons return to France, a new period began in French history.
The last of the revolutionary governments was overthrown and Napoleon became the leader of France in practice, but not yet in name. Napoleons considerable time as a general and later ruler of France matches the active period of rule for the other great conquerors and he had greater control over his empire then any of the other conquerors.
Overthrow of old Europe The development of the French Empire under Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is the main reason that Napoleon outstrips all competitors for the title of greatest conqueror.
Napoleonic France was not the only major power at the onset of the Napoleonic Wars. The Holy Roman Empire was well developed and a powerful central European state. The Ottoman Empire had seen better years, but it was still a strong power. Napoleonic France defeated all of these empires and seized territory from three of them.
The Holy Roman Empire was the nominal ruler of all of Germany, as well as having parts of Poland, all of Hungary, part of Italy, and parts of various Balkan states.
The Hapsburg family had ruled many of these territories since the 14th century. The Napoleonic Wars left the Hapsburg kingdom a shell of its former self, it was no longer a major power beyond Eastern Europe, and its demise after WWI could be traced to a series of defeats inflicted by Napoleon.
After Napoleon seized Vienna, the Hapsburg capital, the Austrian monarch would never again be Holy Roman Empire, or unopposed leader of the German states. The Hapsburgs would lead a series of political unions until their fall in The Ottoman Empire lost Egypt to Napoleon.
Egypt would never be under full Ottoman control again. The Ottoman Empire also fought a number of battles against Napoleon in the Levant, but these battles were inconclusive. The damage that Napoleon caused to the Ottoman Empire territorially was small, but it inflicted huge psychological wounds.
In the larger story, Napoleon probably helped the Ottoman Empire more then it harmed them. This was because Napoleons wars weakened the Russians and Austrians far more then it weakened the Ottoman Empire.
The Napoleonic Wars also changed Western European political views. After the wars Western Europe would to seek to balance power in Europe rather than to dominate the other European powers. The Russian Empire was the largest state in Europe.
Napoleon destroyed the Russian Empire in battle. Napoleon seized Russian territory all the way to Moscow, the Russian capital.
Napoleon had been fighting wars for almost two decades at the time of his seizure of Moscow, and France had suffered hundreds of thousands of death.
The empire was reeling from the cost of continued victories, in both blood and territory. Source Napoleons Defeat Europe was tired of Napoleons wars and domestic policies outside of France were not met with applause. Spain was a battleground between the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain on one side, and France on the other.
Switzerland and the Netherlands had their governments deposed by Napoleons soldiers to prevent them from enacting anti-Napoleonic policies.
By seven different coalitions had been formed against Napoleon, and after Napoleons retreat from Moscow they successfully overthrew the Emperor of the French.His Conquests Napoleon with the battle of Austerlitz most succeeded of Napoleon Bonaparte who fine tactician, completes with this battle (still today taught in many military academies) the brilliant countryside that it carried out since the sand of Boulogne-sur-Mer to the snow of Austerlitz.
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After , he was generally referred to as Napoleon rather than Bonaparte. As such, Napoleon is considered one of the greatest military leaders the world has ever known.
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