The wars meant it had expense and disrupt in trade. Example of this was the west coast ports depended on trade from West Indies and American colonies which was disrupted during the war time. This affected France because due to the lack of trade and industries got disrupted and the workers income was affected by this. These problems were multiplied because the end of the war was followed by economic depression. The political impact of France was the main factor that spread ideas.
By the time he arrived in France, the French had had some victories in Egypt and this boosted Napoleon’s popularity. The Directory tried to punish him for desertion but they were too weak and Napoleon proceeded to work against them and seized power from them. Napoleon then engineered his election as First Consul in 1800 which made him the most powerful person in France. This created the platform for him to appoint himself as Emperor. Conclusion In conclusion, whilst the Campaigns were pivotal opportunities for Napoleon to make his name and increase his popularity and heroism, this by itself was not enough to make him the most powerful person in France by 1800.
I personally think that Henry failed in his foreign policy because he didn’t end up gaining a full grasp on France, this was the main precedence. The initial aim was to capture more land, gaining more land meaning capturing France and knowing Henry’s ambitious mindset, he most probably had his whole mind set on creating an empire and France was a good place to start. Had Henry been what he said he was ‘a warrior king’ he wouldn’t have been used as a toy twice throughout this unsuccessful foreign policy. Charles took advantage of Henry. At the Battle of Pavia, the French were defeated and Francis along with his strongest supporters were held captive.
Napoleon as an imperialistic Dictator The priorities and process of coming to rule an empire in ancient history was handled differently than the leaders of today. Historical leaders focused on overpowering others to expand and conquest, whereas those of today have more to consider. In the 1800’s a ruler by the name of Napoleon expanded his empire through manipulation, deception, and superiority. Napoleon proved to be an imperialistic dictator who used power unfairly. Although his tactics were pessimistic, he was influential through the expansion of his empire, association with other leading nations, and irrational war crimes.
To what extent was Pitts repressive policies the main reason for his success in defeating the radical challenge in 1801? Outside of parliament and of the rich and powerful there were many people who wanted change; the French revolution had a profound and ongoing effect on political, social, and religious life and on the government in Britain. Many people wanted to see the changes that were occurring in France to happen in Britain, as many of the working class people were not happy with there role in society and they wanted reform. Pitt acted quickly against the threat posed by the radicals, the new societies and the publications they produced, this was known as Pitts ‘reign on terror’. Fresh legislation restricting freedom of speech, writing and assembly was passed from 1792 to 1801, to reinforce these new laws the yeomanry were called in to reinforce these new laws.
John majors government came into office after the downfall of Margret Thatcher, which ultimately created divisions within the party. Not only did the party suffer from the internal conflict but also faced the problems of the recession after the ‘Lawson boom’. In order to stabilise the economy he joined the ERM getting a good deal but ultimately resulting in ‘black Wednesday’ causing Major to raise interest rates to 15%. This was political suicide and he soon lost the support of the press we had once relied so much on to get re-elected in 1992. The housing market also plummeted leading to negative equity, which the majority of the working class could not afford resulting in the repossession of their houses combined with the drastic increase in unemployment Britain was in a mess.
One major political and military issue that he handled well was the Treaty of Ghent. The British had originally proposed unfavorable terms to the Americans in order to end the War of 1812, when America was losing severely. When most men would have accepted to end the war, Madison held out and when the Americans began to win battles the British had to agree to a more favorable treaty. This had a positive impact on America as a nation as well as the way it was viewed by foreign nations. Macon’s bill #2 also had a positive affect on the United States in the short term, as it reopened trade with France and England, and for a short time just France, which had been America’s greatest commercial sources of trade.
And lastly the regency crisis of 1788 meant that Pitt could use this to gain favour with the king and gather support from his own party and draw it away from the opposition. These circumstances proved effective in propelling Pitt’s domination but without his own skill he would not have been able to dominate, for example his financial skill ensured that Britain benefitted from the industrial revolution as was the handling of the regency crisis which completely favoured Pitt but he
Napoleon Bonaparte was an important French political and military leader in the early 1800s and was one of the most important leaders in history. Napoleon became the first French consul after conducting a successful coup d’etat in 1799. Napoleon was very important during the French Revolution, and also went on to rule France and most of Europe from 1799-1805 due to his obsession of power and control. Even though Napoleon had some accomplishments, Napoleon treated his people like a tyrant would and thought of only himself. Because of Napoleon’s selfishness when conquering other countries he is considered a tyrant.
Autocratic leader exercises autocracy system as the principal of the country. As autocratic means one ruler it is essential for that exact leader to be tremendous in governing and have good line of bureaucrats or else the country will fall apart. For Napoleon Bonaparte, he was a successful autocratic leader as he learnt from the previous mistakes made by several institutions during French Revolution. His key ingredients of establishing a strong autocratic government in France was divided into two views, political and social economic, according to historians. Some historians believed that political view was the reasons for Napoleon Bonaparte’s strong autocratic government.