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Napoleon

  1. 1. NAPOLEON Hero or villain?
  2. 2. 1799: end of the Revolution • Napoleon Bonaparte, one of France’s most successful military leaders seized power (coup d’ état). • He used his army to create a new, strong government. Many people supported him, thinking that the country needed a strong leader to find a solution to the crisis
  3. 3. British cartoon showing the arrival of Napoleon
  4. 4. Frogs suggest how French democracy got caught up in endless debates, the Government being compared to swamps in which ideas are left to rot Crocodiles symbolize Egypt, the country Napoleon was returning from. He threatens to gobble up the French politicians Crown showing Napoleon’s aspirations to be Emperor
  5. 5. EMPEROR
  6. 6. 1804 The Coronation of Napoleon
  7. 7. What did Napoleon achieve?
  8. 8. Napoleon crosses the Alps to fight the Austrians Which picture shows reality? PROPAGANDA
  9. 9. 1800 Battle of Marengo VICTORY
  10. 10. Napoleon´s empire
  11. 11. Napoleon´s dream “ I want to finish a job that has just begun. We need a European court of appeals, one currency, one system of weights & measures and a code of law. It must make the peoples of Europe into one nation” Did his dream come true?
  12. 12. Battle of Trafalgar 1805 DEFEAT
  13. 13. Peninsular War 1808 - 1814 DEFEAT
  14. 14. 1812 Russia DEFEAT
  15. 15. 1815 Waterloo DEFEAT
  16. 16. 1812 Overture
  17. 17. Exile in St Helena Napoleon died here aged 51 Hero or villain?

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