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Napoleonic empire


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Napoleonic empire

  1. 1.  The Cuop d´etat of 18 brumario gave the goverment to a CONSULATE. Executive power: 3 consuls  SIEYES  DUCOS  NAPOLEON: bacame the first consul of the Republic
  2. 2.  Peace with AUSTRIA and PRUSSIA
  3. 3.  CONSTITUTION YEAR III (1799):  Established the goverment of the Consulate  Gave Napoleon most of the powers of a dictartor  Ratified by referendum
  4. 4.  Catholicism was the religion of the great majority of the French but not the official state religion (freedom of religion). The State would pay clerical salaries. Allegory of the Concordat Napoleon won favor of the catholics.
  5. 5.  Centralised administration Higher education system NAPOLEONIC CODE: new civil code:  Forbade privileges based on birth  Freedom of religion  Goverment jobs: the most qualified
  6. 6. 1804: Napoleon crowned himself EMPEROR Napoleon crowned his wife Josephine in the presence of Pope.
  7. 7.  From 1804 to 1807 Napoleon defeated his enemies (Prusia, Russia, Austria and Portugal). 1806: Continental System or Contiental Blockade against British Empire 1808: French troops invaded Spain to wake Portugal enforce the Continental System
  8. 8.  1812: Napoleon started the invasion of Russia. The beginning of the end:  Winter Russian Campaign  Peninsular War in Spain (aka Spain War of Independence)
  9. 9. Great BritainEuropean coalition Russia Prussia Austria1814 arrived in Paris Napoleon abdicated sent to the island of ELBA
  10. 10. Napoleon escaped from Elba recovered the power for 3 mounths N. was defeated by Wellington (GB) in BATTLE OF WATERLOOsent to the island of Saint Helena (died 1821)