Napoleon's first major mistake was made in March of 1808, when Napoleon intervened in a dispute between the present king of Spain and the king's son. He placed them both in prison and put his own brother on the throne. The people of Spain did not take too kindly to this act and so began a bloody war that was not defined by major battles, but by guerrilla warfare that kept a large number of French troops occupied to keep control of the country. French troops would end up executing hundreds of Spaniards who were thought to be resisting French power. Britain saw an opportunity to weaken Napoleon's empire by landing 13,000 troops on the coast of Portugal, where they made their way up along Spain's coastline.
The Seven Years’ War 1. made France lose its position as colonial power in Europe 2. lost most of its territory in America 3. destroyed the French navy 4. depleted the national treasury b. The American Revolution 1. allied with the Americans in the American Revolution 2. revolution was a success, but America owed France almost 11 million dollars by end, money couldn’t be paid back, both countries in debt 3. revolutionary ideas played a large role on France’s revolution 2. Has there been an economic crisis? a. external national debt from multiple wars b. internal bankruptcy and extravagant spending of money by nobility and aristocrats 1. extreme poverty of lower classes d. financial crisis was one of the largest contributing factors to revolution 3. Has the government committed violent or other hostile acts against the people?
He had a certain vision for France and instead of doing it the right way by asking others opinions, he took over and became a dictator passing radical laws. Napoleon came into power a little different. He started off by overthrowing the Directory in a the Coup de' etat in 1799. When they threw over the directory the people voted for three men, Consul of Three, to be in charge of the cointry. And guess what, Napoleon was one of them!
France went through about six different Comptroller-General, each one with his ways of the solving the financial problem in his own way. In the end after disappointing the King, the Parlement, and even the citizens themselves, were sacked. Most of the Comptroller-Generals had almost the same solution, to tax the First and Second Estate of France (the nobles and the clergy), and to get rid of most taxes. However, all of these reforms failed or was declined by the Parlement, which in fact at that time was run by the First and Second Estate, whom does not wish to be taxed. Jacques Necker (1776-1781), the Comptroller-General for France at the time, was one of the King’s closest advisors, helped lighten the
How did the Hundred-year war affect France & England over the years? The hundred-year war fought between France and England was a fight to the throne on France. It was fought between the years 1337-1453 during which there were many battles between the countries. It started in 1066 when William the conqueror ruled England; he untied England and Normandy France. Then when Henry the II took rule the land expanded and England ruled over more of France but when Edward the III came to the throne he lost control of most of the French land.
The Directory lasted four years, the longest of any post-revolution governments, but by 1799 it was seen as a temporary solution and out of date. The economy faced many problems, inflation was very high and the government was unable to pay the salaries of its employees, experiments with paper currency were a disaster and there was a threat of invasion from Russia and Austria who had been appalled by the execution of a fellow monarch. The Directory was unable to install the principles of the revolution or ensure France's security, it was seen as time for a new style of government. The Directory was undermined from within and a 'possible coup was already three-quarters complete in the mind of Roederer'. Napoleon, in the minds of many disillusioned French citizens, had been called upon 'to save France from the crisis into which it had been thrown by the pitiful government of the Directory.'
Imagine, it is 1793, and the people of France are in a state of terror. King Louis XVI has just been executed, and Robespierre and the Jacobins have taken over the power in France, creating a Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was a period fifteen months after the onset of the French Revolution when struggles between rival factions led to mutual radicalization. The country was divided between two radical political groups; the Girondins and the Jacobins. The Girondins believed in a democratic government with some power going to the citizens.
Russia had not experienced a vast industrial revolution like the major European powers and although the work of Witte and Stolypin had improved the situation slightly, there were still many economic issues. The Russian population was full of different ethnicities and religions, Most of which the Tsar had alienated with his policy of Russification. In addition to this large amounts of the population were uneducated peasants unhappy with their economic situation. Politically people were unhappy about the way the country was run,; this is emphasised by the many different political parties that were demanding for a say in how their country was governed, and the Tsar was reluctant to do allow them this. Eventually in October 1905 the Duma (an elected legislative body) was created as part of the October Manifesto, and almost immediately any power it may have gained was stripped of it by the Fundamental Laws passed by the Tsar to limit its power.
The Fall of the Republic: Corruption or Success? From its roots as a city-state ruled by kings to the notion of power by the senate and assembly, and finally to the ascension of empirical control, Rome has reverberated throughout history as an ever-transforming entity. Though the Republic solidly survived nearly five-hundred years, it remained anything but static. As this governmental system commenced to wane, it was due to a compilation of both individual actions and social conditions. It has been stated that the very success of the Roman Republic in war and imperial expansions led to its defeat.
One of the most difficult problems was choosing a new emperor. Eventually, the throne went to the highest bidder. With the corruption within the empire, it would only grow weaker every day.” The disapproval in government by the people of Rome brought on civil war. After the assassination of emperor Severus Alexander, a 50-year civil war would erupt and bring confusion to the empire. “In what sometimes has been called the ‘military anarchy’, the fifty years following the murder of emperor Alexander Severus in AD 235 saw reins of Roman power pass through the hands of no fewer than twenty legitimate emperors and a host of usurpers, between them each