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  1. The Fall of Napoleon
    • a.      Napoleon in 1812 decided to invade Russiaà downfall, but Russia’s defection from the Continental System didn’t give him much of a choice
    •                                                               i.      Aware of risks in invading it, but knew if Russians were allowed to challenge the Continental System unopposed, others would do the same
  2. June 1812
    • 1.      June 1812: Napoleon’s Grand Army of 600,000 men entered Russia
    • a.      Hope for victory depended on quick meet and defeat of Russian armies
  3. Not possible because
    •                                                                                                                                       i.      Not possible as Russian forces refused to give battle and retreated hundreds of miles while torching their own land to prevent Napoleon’s army from finding food and forage
    •                                                                                                                                     ii.      Heat and disease too
    •                                                                                                                                   iii.      Vast space of Russian territory led troops to desert
  4. Russia vs. Napoleon
    • a.      When Russians fought at Borodino, Napoleon’s forces won
    •                                                                                                                                       i.      45000 Russians defeated; 30,000 French died with no replacements
    • 1.      When remaining troops arrived in Moscow, the city was ablaze
  5. Great Retreat
    • a.      Lacking food and suppliesà Napoleon abandoned and made “Great Retreat” across Russia in terrible winter conditions
    •                                                                                                                                                                                                               i.      Only 40,000 troops made it back to Polandà war of liberation all over Europeà> Napoleon defeated in April 1814
  6. Defeated Emperor
    • a.      Defeated emperor
    •                                                               i.      Played ruler on island of Elba, while Bourbon monarchy restored to France through Louis XVIII, brother of the executed king
  7. Little Support
    a.      Louis XVIII had little supportà Napoleon’s backà troops sent to capture him, but went over to his sideà Napoleon entered Paris in triumph in March 20, 1815
  8. Enemy and Disturber of hte Tranquility of hte World
    • a.      Powers that defeated him pledged once more to fight this person they called the “Enemy and Disturber of the Tranquility of the World”
    • Having decided to strike first at his enemies, Napoleon raised another army and moved to attack the nearest allied forces stationed in Belgium
  9. Waterloo
    • 1.      Waterloo on June 18à Napoleon met a combined British and Prussian army under duke of Wellington and was defeated
    • a.      This time, he was exiled to Saint Helena
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