Through his knowledge and experience Napoleon rose from the shadows of France; with the fall of Robespierre and the “Reign of Terror” and became its new emperor. However throughout his ruling, he had several successes and failures, which was proven when he tried to invade Russia and failed, thus leading to his down fall in 1812. Napoleon’s success Foreign: - "Courage isn't having the strength to go on it is going on when you don't have strength”. Which is what Napoleon thought about when the time for battle came. One of the many things that made Napoleon a good and smart leader was his battle strategies and tactics.
Lastly due to his strong and rough ruling tactics when in control of the empire, he was exiled. In Napoleons eyes, his empire was always incomplete and his constant goal was to take over more land at all costs. This goal lead to one of his costly mistakes of the Continental System. The Continental System was Napoleons attempt to blockade Britain and stop all communication between them and other countries. In turn this would destroy Britain commercially and their industrial economy allowing Napoleon to take over Britain however did not work and left Napoleon worse off then he was before.
In addition Napoleon with great diplomatic skills made sure that Venitia would be ceded to France even if Austria won and then passed on to Italy. Moving on a war broke out between France and Prussia in 1870, as a result Napoleon III wanted to bring his army up to strength and so withdrew his troops from Rome. Victor Emmanuel suggested an agreement to pope which was rejected and an army of 6000 troops was sent to occupy Rome. Moreover Napoleon III had many motives that influenced his actions in Italy. The fact that he belonged in the Carbonaris in his youth believed it was his destiny to do something for Italy.
The monarchy treated its states people terribly and they were fed up, this is how the revolutionaries came to be, in general the revolutionaries were to an extent successful because they overthrew the monarchies however they were then beaten by the Austrian reinforcements that the monarchy asked help from. Mazzini was born in 1805 in Genoa; he became a nationalist after witnessing the Piedmontese refugee revolutionaries. I will be arguing whether or not Mazzini’s limited appeal was the main reason for the slow progress of national unity or whether it was down to the weak armies, little communication or with Metternia’s army. Mazzini believed that every man was equal which is why he was very unpopular with the middle, upper and aristocratic members of society as they did not wish to lose their power, influence and money. This made it difficult for Mazzini to obtain national unification as a majority of powerful and influential people in Italy were against his ideologies, this meant that the progress of national unification was very slow as a large amount of people opposed his views.
Napoleon centralized the governmental systems and settled the French relationship with the Catholic Church. When Napoleon continued to take over countries, people began to realize that Napoleon was self-obsessed and was not in favor for the people. There were many things that contributed to Napoleon earning the title of a tyrant. Napoleon would do almost anything for power and control. He was overconfident with himself and took conquering too far, such as trying the Continental System to defeat Great Britain.
The victor would have control over the entire Mediterranean Sea and all of the trade routes bringing land, pride, wealth, and dominance over the victors enemies. Hannibal took a 1,000 mile trek from New Carthage, Spain, through the Alps, Northern Italy, and finally to Carthage. Hannibal won most of his battles with Rome, but never got the reinforcement he needed to over take Rome. The men that he had with him at the time were renowned for their loyalty to Hannibal and unconventional fighting tactics. Their Gorilla type war fair or wars of delaying almost saw the defeat of Rome but Rome finally assimilated these new tactics and used them against Hannibal, the man who had taught them to
Hitler then pushed the European powers further and further until he invaded Poland and Europe had no choice but to react.The results of the vote were fixed and showed that 99% of Austrian people wanted Anschluss (union with Germany). The Austrian leader asked Britain, France and Italy for aid. Hitler promised that Anschluss was the end of his expansionist aims and not wanting to risk war, the other countries did
His book was largely one-sided and biased, and was used more for propaganda and justification for the three million deaths the nine-year war caused than for a light read or entertainment. In the book he tried to paint a picture of barbarian tribes who needed to be forcefully civilized, and he took this route to further his political career. "The Conquest of Gaul" by Julius Caesar was a great literary work of its time and had a large impact on ancient culture, although it was a very biased view of the conquest of Gaul it showed that Caesar was far more than a bloodthirsty leader, he was an intelligent, resourceful
They fought a great battle against the Romans but lost with heavy causalities at the surrender of Vercingetorix at Alesia. Becuase of this they were glad to return to their allegiance. Caesar had many Great battles and conquests against Gaulic tribes. He gained much and lost much as well. The conquests strengthened Rome with the providing of new warriors and slaves to help stabilize the economy and the losses he had from the wars.
First, the civil wars, there were always disagreements and the people of this empire loved fighting. So, war was above reasoning and agreements. Another main reason that helped with their fall was that the empire was too big for them to handle. They conquered most of Western Europe but could not keep up with it all. Military generals took advantage of this and took control of certain parts.