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Napoleon graduates from École Militaire and becomes the second Lieutenant in Artillery.
Napoleon and his family leave the island of Corsica and move to Frace because of the Corsica government who believed them to be too pro-French.
Napoleon leads the French army into Italy and won a series of remarkable battles against Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia. This is important because this was one of the first times Napoleon was very successful in a series of battles.
Britain, Austria, and Russia join forces against Napoleon and France. Against all odds, Napoleon is able to eventually sign peace treaties and put Europe to peace for the first time in 10 years.
In 1800, Napoleon became first consul. This gave him lots of power and allowed him to change lots of things in France. He set up efficent tax collecting method, national banking system, restored religion and the Catholic Church, and ordered the Napoleonic Code, etc.
On December 2, 1904, Napoleon crowns himself Emperor.
Napoleon makes a very costly mistake and invades Russia. He lost about 420,000 men and this made him weak and vulnerable. Enemies like Britain acted on this and defeated Napoleon.
Napoleon excapes Elba and gets back to France. Once he gets there, he quickly regains order and is able to put together an army and went into battle against Britain and Prussia in Belgium. He was defeated once again and was sent to St. Helena where he would soon die within 6 years.
In 1805, Napoleon forced Austria, Prussia, and Russia to sign peace treaties. These successes helped him expand his empire as the big as the Romans
In 1805, Napoleon sold the Lousiana Purchase to President Jefferson. This gave him $15 million to invest in his country to improve it.
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