Saturday, June 5, 2010

Military Week : Napoleon Bonaparte


4 June Friday - My headaches just won't go away.

Hi guys , as usual my headaches just won't go away.Sometimes I would be fine for a few hours and then a chain of headaches would attack me.Anyways , lets just hope I could get well during the holidays.I missed school , I feel so bad.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Today we talk about the history of the mighty general of the French.This general was one of most feared and powerful generals of all time , having most of Europe nations enraging to eliminate this individual from the face of the Earth.Napoleon Bonaparte was born on 15 August 1769 in Corsica , Corsica is an island and Napoleon was born in a peaceful family. Educated at military school, he was rapidly promoted and in 1796, was made commander of the French army in Italy.The army Italy was losing hope at first but after Napoleon's strategic use of artillery , the tides of battle turned and Italy won.He forced Austria and its allies to make peace with French. In 1798, Napoleon conquered Ottoman-ruled Egypt in an attempt to strike at British trade routes with India.The Battle of The Pyramids was one of the most epic battles of the Napoleonic age. He was stranded when his fleet was destroyed by the British at the Battle of the Nile , the British had the best navy during that time.

Later on , France was facing deadly danger of the coalition.British , Austria and Russia formed a coalition against the mighty French.Napoleon got back to France where the government was in crisis.In a coup d'etat , Napoleon became the first consul.In 1802, he was made consul for life and two years later, emperor. He oversaw the centralisation of government, the creation of the Bank of France, the reinstatement of Roman Catholicism as the state religion and law reform with the Code Napoleon.

Napoleon continued his warmongering in Europe , he was defeated by the British's Navy while trying to invade England.He later abandoned his plans on invading England and turned his attention on Austrian and Russian forces , where he defeated later at Austerlitz.He gained much larger territorial areas later on and the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved.

The Peninsular War started during 1808 , where his French Armies were defeated multiple times and thier supplies running on low.Napoleon lead an attack against Russia but he was defeated miserably because of the harsh cold weather of the land of Russia and the numbers of his troops were outnumbered.The tides turned into a favour of the allies against france and in 1814 , Paris fell.Napoleon went into exile on the Mediterranean island of Elba.In 1815 , he escaped and marched on to his capital.He fought the British in the Battle Of Waterloo and lost.He was later imprisoned on a remote atlantic island on St Helena where he died on 5 may 1821.

Ops my pencil is broken , Vive Napoleon !!!


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