Essay on The French Revolutionary War of 1848

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The numerous revolutions and uprisings that took place in Europe at the beginning of the eighteenth century signified the onset of more than a few liberalistic revolutions that shaped this continent’s governance to this date. This revolutionary wave was very significant, as it marked the collapse of traditional authorities and the establishment of more political and democratic forms of government. This year 1848; has been recognized by many as the ‘year of revolution’ because of the great number of political revolutions that took place allover Europe at this time. These 1884 revolutions started of in the French republic before spreading out to the other Western European nations. The 1884 revolutions were very significant to the French…show more content…
2. First French Empire This first French Empire came into being in 1804 when Napoleon Bonaparte, also referred to as Napoleon I, declared and crowned himself the emperor of this vast empire. This vast French Empire; also known as the Napoleonic empire, became a dominant force, in much of the area occupied by France and continental Europe today, in the early nineteenth century. This empire lasted from 1804 to 1815, ending after the reinstatement of the Bourbon Monarchy. Napoleon came into power after he organized a coup d’état together with Sieyes, who was a director in the executive arm of the French government, and his brother Lucien, with the aim of overthrowing the 1795 French constitution. Having been a person of high rank in the military, he managed to amass the French troops to rally against the government. He eventually gained control and secured his election as the first consul of the French Republic. Napoleon extended this empire through military victories in the Battle of Austerlitz, the War of the Third Coalition, and the Battle of Friedland among other Napoleonic wars. These wars enabled Bonaparte to extend French influence and doctrine over a greater part of Western Europe and in countries such as Poland and Italy. At the height of its territorial prowess, the Napoleonic empire ruled over forty four million subjects, had one hundred and thirty states, and maintained a heavy military presence in Italy, Germany,
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