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  TheHistoryNet | Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon's suppression of Spain's ‘guerrilla war' of independence 1808-1814 was something new under the sun: a war against everyone.
At the twin villages of Aspern and Essling in the spring of 1809, Napoleon was prepared for battle with Austrian Archduke Charles.
As was the case throughout the Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo saw its share of female participants -- and casualties.
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  Napoleonic Wars - ninemsn Encarta
War, it is recognized, would almost certainly have characterized the first two decades of the 19th century even had he never been born, but academic historians are now all but united in underlining Napoleon's personal responsibility for the conflict.
As for Prussia, fears that Napoleon might launch a surprise attack upon her were countered by suspicions of Austria, Russia, and Sweden that led her actually to explore the possibility of an alliance with France.
Nor was Napoleon finished: formally placing the new crown on his own head in Milan on May 26, in early June he announced the annexation of Genoa, Parma, and Piacenza, and appropriated Lucca as a principality for his younger sister, Elise.
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  Napoleonic Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Napoleon innovated in his use of mobility to offset numerical disadvantages, brilliantly demonstrated in his rout of the Austro-Russian forces in 1805 in the Battle of Austerlitz.
Napoleon attempted to exploit the brief peace at sea to restore the colonial rule in the rebellious Antilles.
The Confederation of the Rhine furnished Napoleon with the bulk of the remainder of the forces with Saxony and Bavaria as principal contributors.
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 Napoleonic Wars - Encyclopedia.com
Napoleonic Wars 1803-15, the wars waged by or against France under Napoleon I. For a discussion of them see under Napoleon I.
Napoleon complex; Bonaparte's genius is brilliantly captured in PBS documentary.(Arts and Lifestyle)
It was acquired by Sir John Soane, who, as Xavier F. Salomon and Christopher Woodward explain, juxtaposed it with a miniature by Isabey in a graphic comparison of the youthful hero with the tyrannical dicatator.
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 Bambooweb: Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon was trapped in Egypt and the old members of the First Coalition, excluding Prussia, quickly took advantage of this seeming lapse.
Napoleon and tsar Alexander I agreed that Russia should force Sweden to join the Continental System, which led to the Finnish War and the division of Sweden through the Gulf of Bothnia.
Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba, and the Bourbon kings were restored under Louis XVIII.
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 Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 on the island of Corsica.
Thus Napoleon was able to consolidate the physical, human and especially the fiscal resources of the nation and to launch an unprecedented campaign of conquest in which the military effectiveness of the "modern" state overwhelmed traditionally organized opponents.
The Napoleonic Wars, during which both sides infringed the rights of neutrals, also produced a secondary struggle called the WAR OF 1812 between the US and Britain.
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 Napoleon I of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Peninsular War and the War of the Fifth Coalition
Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled by the British to the island of Saint Helena (2,800 km off the Bight of Guinea in the South Atlantic Ocean) from 15 October 1815.
Napoleon was in many ways the direct inspiration for later autocrats: he never flinched when facing the prospect of war and destruction for thousands, friend or foe, and turned his search of undisputed rule into a continuous cycle of conflict throughout Europe, ignoring treaties and conventions alike.
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 Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815)
The Napoleonic Wars were a series of conflicts fought between France under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte and a number of European nations between 1799 and 1815.
During the Wars (for during this period the fighting was not constant) warfare was to change and move towards modern warfare leaving behind forever the idea of war as a sport of kings and moving towards the concept of Total War and the nations in arms.
Napoleon defeated the Austrians at Ulm (1805) and finally at Austerlitz in 1805 (known as the battle of the three Emperors).
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 Napoleonic Wars - MSN Encarta
The Napoleonic Wars were a continuation of the wars of the French Revolution (1789-1799), in which the Habsburgs and other dynastic rulers of Europe combined in an effort to overthrow the revolutionary government of France and restore the rule of the French monarchy.
Napoleon crossed the Alps into northern Italy with a newly raised army of 40,000 men and on June 14 defeated the Austrians in the Battle of Marengo.
An important consequence of this war was Napoleon's abandonment, because of the need to concentrate his resources in Europe, of his plan to establish a great French colonial empire in the region known as Louisiana in North America.
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 Napoleonic Wars - Search Results - MSN Encarta
They were a continuation of the wars of the French Revolution, in which the Habsburgs and other dynastic rulers of Europe combined in an effort to overthrow the revolutionary government of France and restore the French monarchy.
Napoleonic Wars, series of wars fought between France and a number of European nations from 1799 to 1815.
In 1779 a young Napoleon Bonaparte was sent from the small island of Corsica to a military school in France.
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 Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon, in a continuation of the French Revolution, fought a series of wars against an alliance of several European monarchies whose dynastic rulers feared that the popularity of democratic reforms in France might spread to other countries.
Napoleon badly defeated the Prussians in the Battle of Jena on October 14, 1806, and captured Berlin.
Napoleon met final defeat on June 18, 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo, which marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
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 The Napoleonic Wars, Part 1
A brief glance at the historical background to the Wars, from the middle of the 18th century, right up to the defeat of Napoleon and exile to St Helena, is an excellent way of starting to understand what it was all about.
Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, the widow of a noble of Merovingian descent, and was soon given command of the Army of Italy, primarily because of Josephine's influence with the politician Paul Barras.
Napoleon had assumed in person the command of the French armies in Spain, and had 300,000 veterans under his eagles.
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 Napoleonic Wars - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Napoleonic ice cream, invented in 1796 by Napoleon Bonaparte on a trip to Nipples, Italy, was patented under French law in 1798 when he returned, and Napoleon then outsourced its production to a company in Nipples.
Napoleon found out when he decided to have his own dessert at a cheap Italian restaurant in Naples and was served a British knockoff brand by the cash-tight management.
Enraged, Napoleon telephoned King George III immediately, who made the mistake of teasing Napoleon about his height in the course of his gloating (the English are notoriously arrogant, after all), and the war was on.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Napoleonic_Wars   (453 words)

  
 Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815)
The Napoleonic Wars were a series of conflicts fought between France under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte and a number of Europe Nations between 1799 and 1815.
The first campaign of the Napoleonic wars was the war of the second Coalition - with Bonaparte absent in Egypt fighting the British a new coalition formed against the French in 1798.
A bloody battle which saw his remaining elite guard destroyed and Napoleon exiled to St Helena from which he was never to return marking the end of the Napoleonic wars.
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 All About Romance Novels - Kathleen O'Reilly on the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon had an elaborate plan to divert the superior British naval forces to the Mediterranean (where the Spanish Armada would join in) and then, after a grand triumph, his fleet would invade Britain.
Napoleon gave the Portuguese an ultimatum, which they defied, and then he declared the Portuguese royal family “deposed.” Nobody was very happy about that, especially Portugal, and thus began Napoleon’s own Vietnam.
Napoleon was loosely exiled to the island of Elba, in April 1814; life as an “ordinary man,” however, soon bored him.
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 BBC - History - The Napoleonic wars 1803 - 1815   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1803, Britain resumed war against France, following an appeal from the Maltese (objecting to Napoleon's seizure of the island in 1798).
Napoleon then made the fatal decision to invade Russia and was defeated by the Russian resistance, losing some 380,000 men.
Napoleon abdicated and was exiled to the island of Elba.
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 Bavarian Army, Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon (who by this time was Emperor of France) wanted to use these German states as a buffer between France and any invasion by Austria or Prussia.
Napoleon destroyed both the Prussian and Austrian armies in a campaign that ended in the surrender of the Austrian General Mack in December 1805 and the devastating battle of Austerlitz.
This was the death knell for the Holy Roman Empire and in August 1806 the states of the confederation left the Holy Roman Empire and Emperor Franz II became Franz I of Austria.
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 Military Medicine during the Napoleonic Wars
The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars that follow can be often seen as a bloody attempt at democracy and a time that the whole stability of the continent was at stake.
We may see reinactments of some of the famous battles of the era and we may ponder at the thought, how horrible it would be to be wounded.
Modern-day surgery was born in the Napoleonic Wars.
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 Toy Soldiers - Napoleonic Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From 1805 to 1807 Napoleon inflicted shattering defeats on the great European powers; on Austria at Austerlitz in 1805, on Prussia at Jena in 1806, and on Russia at Friedland in 1807, although he failed to defeat the British who won the sea battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
At Leipzig in 1813 Napoleon was defeated by the combined forces of Austria, Prussia and Russia.
Napoleon abdicated again and was exiled to the South Atlantic island, St Helena, where he died in 1821.
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 3D Gamers :: Game Listing :: Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Info
Napoleonic Wars epoch is an essential landmark in European history.
Up to nowadays the personality of Napoleon causes contradictions, on one hand he was a merciless tyrant, spreading death and sorrow, cutthroat sent by gods to punish the humankind, on the other hand he was a genius military leader, who approached unification of Europe torn apart by various conflicts into a uniform super state.
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, a sequel to the popular Cossacks: European Wars, focuses on the military and political events which embraced Europe in the 19th century.
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 GMT GAMES: The Napoleonic Warsr
The Napoleonic Wars, 1805 - 1815, brings you a fast-paced, tension-filled, card-driven wargame using a point-to-point movement system that pushes the envelope in a new direction for this pivotal period of history.
Napoleon's France enjoys a superb army, central position, superior leadership, and a useful, if not powerful, ally in Spain.
Napoleon must beware of Britain's seapower and wealth, Austria's threatening position, and Russia's reinforcing hordes.
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 RISE OF NAPOLEON
Napoleon's efforts to dominate central Europe kindled a huge reaction, as national feelings soared among the many ethnic groups inhabiting the area.
If the fascination with Napoleon derives in part from the ambiguities in his persona, the first question that one must address is how the son of an impoverished Corsican nobleman became Emperor of France in his early thirties yet was banished to the remote island of St.-Helena before he could reach his fiftieth birthday.
Most of the images here come from the Napoleonic era and reflect either Napoleon’s own propaganda machine or those of his opponents who had little choice but to respond with characterizations.
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 Amazon.com: NAPOLEONIC WARS: NAPOLEON'S ARMY (History of Uniforms): Books: Rene Chartrand   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soldiers and Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars by F Hourtouille
This is the definitive guide to all the uniforms worn in Napoleon's conquering army from the famous victory of Austerlitz to eventual defeat at Waterloo.
There are chapters detailing what Napoleon and his Generals wore, the uniforms of the Loyal Imperial Guard and regular infantry, the glamorous appearance of the French cavalry, including cuirassiers, lancers, hussars and dragoons, as well as the artillery and engineers.
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 Amazon.com: History of Warfare: The Napoleonic Wars (History Of Warfare): Books: Gunther Rothenberg   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Significantly, The Napoleonic Wars aims to show that, far from being the end of a military era, this was a period marking the origins of modern warfare.
Napoleon developed what was perhaps the world's first "superpower," setting a pattern that would come to fruition in the twentieth century.
Rothenberg is one of the better-known historians of the Napoleonic age.
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