The Battle Of The French Revolution

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THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO

Introduction On June 18, 1815, the last battle of Napoleon Bonaparte called The Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium. Napoleon lived from 1769-1821. He was the French military leader and emperor. Through his ingenious military tactics, he took over much of mainland Europe in the early 19th century. The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a time of unrest. Napoleon took advantage of the unrest and was able to progress up through the ranks of the French army. At the end of the French Revolution, Napoleon had gained control of the French government in 1799. Five years later Napoleon crowned himself emperor in 1804. Napoleon eager to expand his empire, engaged in a series of wars across western and central Europe. As Napoleon waged war across Europe, he met with a devastating defeat and invasion of Russia in 1812. The debilitating defeat in Russia along with other defeats lead to his relinquishment of power and exile in 1814. Napoleon after his brief exile returned to France a year later in 1815 and repossessed his previously eschewed power. Napoleon’s power and reign ended in his final battle between the British and the Prussians at The Battle of Waterloo. France’s domination in Europe had finally ended. Napoleon resigned as emperor again after The Battle of Waterloo, and died later in exile.

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s life began on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. He was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio. France in its…
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