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Conclusion: legacies

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 2604 words.

What effect did the French Wars have on the French, and on Europe? Napoleon is often regarded in a purely negative light, but in fact he achieved a lot of good for France. The Napoleonic...

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The French Revolutionary Wars, 1792–1802

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 4866 words.

France declared war on Austria in 1792 because the politically active in France naively thought it was a way to attain power. Shortly after, France plunged into Revolution and those same...

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Introduction

Mike Rapport.

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 1374 words.

The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1792 until 1815. They are among the longest and most intense conflicts ever seen in Europe. The French Wars were not an ideological...

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The Napoleonic Wars

Mike Rapport.

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 168 pages.

The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief outline of these conflicts, introducing the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time. What were the origins of the wars?...

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The Napoleonic Wars, 1803–1815

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 5349 words.

In 1802 peace was temporary. The major European nations were still feeling that their interests were under threat. The Napoleonic Wars were to be the final, deadly clash of long-term...

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Origins

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 4829 words.

The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were a struggle of catastrophic proportions. They erupted from a series of chronic cracks that had opened in the international order of...

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The people’s war

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 5368 words.

War is not just fought by leaders and soldiers, it is fought by people against other people. Governments, churches, intellectuals, the press, and cultural organizations used different...

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Soldiers and civilians

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 4309 words.

The French Wars shattered the 18th-century rules of warfare. ‘Soldiers and civilians’ looks at the effects of the French Wars on the ordinary people of the war, the men and women who found...

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Total war, revolutionary war

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 5404 words.

To what extent can we attribute French success up to 1812 to the revolutionary mobilization of the people, in terms of ideological commitment; new techniques on the battlefield; and the...

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The war at sea

in The Napoleonic Wars

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Pre-20th Century Warfare. 4448 words.

The British navy was a formidable enemy to the French. Size alone did not account for the success of the British navy at securing maritime dominance as the French could call on the Dutch...

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