CONSTITUTION YEAR III (1799): Established the goverment of the Consulate Gave Napoleon most of the powers of a dictartor Ratified by referendum
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.
Centralised administration Higher education system NAPOLEONIC CODE: new civil code: Forbade privileges based on birth Freedom of religion Goverment jobs: the most qualified
1804: Napoleon crowned himself EMPEROR Napoleon crowned his wife Josephine in the presence of Pope.
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
1812: Napoleon started the invasion of Russia. The beginning of the end: Winter Russian Campaign Peninsular War in Spain (aka Spain War of Independence)
Great BritainEuropean coalition Russia Prussia Austria1814 arrived in Paris Napoleon abdicated sent to the island of ELBA
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)