HistoryNotes-1-23-06 - History Notes - 1/23/06 * The...

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History Notes - 1/23/06 * The purpose of the continental system was to crush Great Britain by means of economic warfare * Napoleon attempts to win over Europe 1.) Ideology - He thinks that he is the best person suited to revolutionize Europe at this time period - he believes that he is right and his way is the right and ONLY way 2.) Connection with the Roman Empire - He sees himself sort of as the Emperor of Rome (France) 3.) Build up of hostility - he tries to defer all problems and blame on Great Britain and positions himself as the savior of Europe - He attempts to win the support of other nations * Great Britain immediately responds with a blockade to Napoleon's Continental System - Purpose to keep trade of imports to the enemy to strangle France - * This Continental System ends up helping Great Britain - At first, foreign countries go behind Napoleon's back and trade with GB - Czar of Russia announces that he will resume trade with GB - prompts Napoleon to invade Russia - Section 50: "National Movements: Germany"
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