Fall Of The Empire

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Fall Of The Empire

  1. 1.  Napoleon’s three mistakes  Defeat at Leipzig and first Exile  Return and Final Defeat at Waterloo  What Next?
  2. 2.  Goal to have European Continent self sufficient  Cut off Britain  Smugglers  Too big of an area to patrol  Britain has own blockade
  3. 3.  Portugal not listening to Blockade  Sends Army through Spain  Spanish civilians up rise against French  Deposed King and put brother on throne  Guerilla tactics  Rise of Spanish nationalism
  4. 4.  Napoleon’s appetite for more land and power.
  5. 5.  Russia selling grain to Britain  Both had eyes on Poland  Invasion in 1812  French Army now consists of draftees  Army reaches Moscow on Sept 14
  6. 6.  Czar Alexander burns it  Napoleon waits 5 weeks before retreating  Russian Forces attack  Only 10,000 men fit to fight
  7. 7. What do you think was Napoleon’s biggest mistake? Are they mutually exclusive?
  8. 8.  Prussia, Russia, Austria and England join forces quickly after failure in Russia  Army consists of untrained soldiers  Decimated at Leipzig
  9. 9.  Armies march on Paris  April Napoleon Abdicates the throne
  10. 10.  Louis XVIII  Unpopular throughout France  Peasants thought he would undo land reforms
  11. 11.  Spent Nine months on Elba  Escaped after hearing of troubles in France  Amassed another Army  Becomes Emperor of France again  Europe joins forces
  12. 12.  June 15th 1815  British forces hold off Napoleons Army  Prussians come and finish off French
  13. 13.  Agrees to Abdicate throne again  Sent to South Atlantic this time
  14. 14.  How to divide French Empire?  Who gains power in France and what kind of government?  How do you ensure someone does not try this again.  Congress of Vienna will decide this.

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