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Describe rise of Napoleon in France Revolution?
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Napoleon Bonaparte was the ruler of France. He was crowned as the king of France in December 1804. He was known as the ‘son of the revolution’. He was an excellent general who recovered he lost territories. He Expanded his kingdoms through wars with Austria , Prussia and Russia between 1805-07. He passed the Napoleonic code in 1805 to simplify the administration. He was defeated very badly by the British General Arthur Wellesley at Waterloo in 1815. He was arrested and sent to the island of Saint Helena where he died in 1821.
Rise of Napoleon:
In 1799 Napoleon became the first council after overthrowing the role of directory. He acquired numerous powers and even opted for a plebiscite in which 99.9 % people voted for his new administrative system. He not only conquered new areas but also made peace treaties with the enemies. All this proves that he was an able administrator. He implemented many reforms from 1799 till 1804 which are given as follows :
1.He stopped inflation through the financial reforms.
2. He established the Bank of France.
3. He resolve the long time confrontation with the Pope which was started with the confiscation of Church’s property in 1789. He event declared Catholic religion as a religion of the majority of French people.
4. Later on he introduced the Napoleonic code which became the basis of French legal system in the future.