When you complete this course, you'll have a new appreciation for this history, and you'll understand how profoundly it changed the rest of europe the french revolution raised a host of questions that are still with us today: what happens when people living under a traditional monarchy try to invent a democracy and an. These mistakes included ostracizing france from the rest of europe through his foreign policies, war mistakes, and oversights that occurred in his final years in the only way of determining whether napoleon consolidated or betrayed the revolution is to explore his actions such as his military success, dictatorship and. Instead of going bananas about the waterloo euro coin, france should celebrate bonaparte's fall along with the rest of europe the french should end their love affair with napoleon – he was an utterly brutal and callous dictator instead of going better to die with sword in hand, he said grandly. Good general napoleon entered the french army at a time when quick advancement was possible the french revolution resulted in many royalist but he still said that if he heard that napoleon had turned to france, he would drop his new life and return to europe to fight under his old commander. A shocked—indeed, astounded—cry went up from the rest of the french army, one unheard on any european battlefield in the unit's 16-year history: “la garde recule” (“the guard recoils”) the next cry spelled disaster for any hopes napoleon might have had for an orderly retreat: “sauve qui peut” (“save yourselves”. As the 18th century changed to the 19th century, the big question in europe was this: what would the french revolution lead to europe's rulers had good reason to be concerned the social leveling reforms in france had led to the destruction of aristocratic privilege and the execution of a king if these reforms spread to. The rise of napoleon the battle assessment questions to know what life was like in france before 1789, and why that made revolution likely french society before 1789 was very unfair the french people tried to export these ideas to the rest of europe using force, parficularly from 1799 onwards under the military. In terms of france's relationship with the rest of the world, the revolution initially heralded a new era of fraternity this proved ephemeral as war engulfed europe from 1792 to 1815 in france, war initially encouraged national solidarity as the entire country mobilized as the war persisted this solidarity broke down and a.
The french revolutionary and napoleonic wars represented continuity in european diplomacy from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, but the expansion of the conflict was the product of ideological hubris following the execution of louis xvi and the successful military campaigns in the fall of. The spaniards were opposed to french rule and the war was becoming savage napoleon wrote: we will not discuss here if the line of the ebro is good all these questions are pointless we will content ourselves with saying that since we have taken the line of the ebro, the troops can recover and rest, there is at least the. Following in the wake of the napoleon wars (1804-1815) in which napoleon conquered much of europe, came the emancipation of the jews of western the political situation of the jews was precarious, unstable, and had to submit to negative laws, and according to specific regions of france, they were. It was the main source of the sugar and coffee that had become indispensable to “civilized” life in europe if the french national assembly took up the issue of slavery, the colonial plantation-owners threatened to imitate their neighbors to the north and launch a movement for independence, or else to turn their colonies.
In my opinion, there is really no question of whether the impact napoleon had on europe was positive or negative when one examines his record of achievements first, he is responsible for the spreading the liberalizing ideas of the french revolution throughout europe, which help bring to an end the remnants of feudal. He may have lost at waterloo, but napoleon was the man who refashioned france and deserves to be saluted, says anthony peregrine but what was napoleon's legacy on france – and the rest of the world at first sight if the emperor is thought of as particularly short, it is due to british propaganda.
He is neither good neither bad he is a french the code napoleon in a nutshell had a very positive impact o france and hence brought out the good person there really was in the so called man, napoleon bonaparte the would have not fight wars if the rest of (still feudal) europe would not have forced him to. 5 days ago napoleon bonaparte on nov 9, 1799, bonaparte backed by the army overthrew the national assembly and declared the french revolution over over the next decade and a half, he could consolidate power domestically as he led france in a series of military victories across much of europe, declaring. A new investigation into napoleon bonaparte's cause of death might finally put to rest nearly 200 years of lingering mysteries about the illness that killed the french emperor during his island exile, a ut southwestern medical center scientist reports.
Hist 202: european civilization, 1648-1945 although napoleon himself would later disavow his earlier identification with the island in favor of french identity, many of his actions and attitudes agree with stereotypical notions of corsican culture did napoleon this question, posed in a recent book, is up for debate.
For france, which with 26 million inhabitants in 1789 was the most populated country of europe, the problem was most acute a larger population created a greater it is uncertain, however, whether revolution would have come without the added presence of a political crisis faced with the heavy expenditure that the wars. French citizens aside, anyone familiar with the napoleonic wars will tell you napoleon had a lust for power though he never claimed to be a king, he did aim to conquer much of europe and so, it stands to reason that we're all lucky england was around to protect the rest of the world from the big, bad mr. But what was the french revolution, how did it reshape europe and the world, and what relevance does it have to the workers' movement today it was neither a moment of miracle, nor a conclusion, nor a culminating point of the ' good' revolution before the start of the 'bad', that of 1793 and the terror.