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7.4 French Revolution
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a forcible closing of ports
the continental system was created to prevent all trade and communication between Great Britian and other European nations. the continental system was supposed to make Europe more self sufficient and intended it to destroy Great Britain's commercial and industrial economy.
what were napoleons three disastrous mistakes
setting up the continetal system, set up an invasion force through Spain, and invading Russia (biggest mistake)
Who did Napoleon make king of Holland
His brother, Louis
When Napoleon removed the spanish king who did he replace him with
His brother, Joseph. this outraged the spanish people.
since the spanish were devoutly catholic what did they worry Napoleon would do?
attack the church
spanish peasant fighters
Why was the Peninsula war named the "peninsula war"
because Spain lies on the Iberian Peninsual. these losses weakened the French Empire
Who was Napoleons ally?
why did Napoleon invade Russia?
The French and Russian rulers suspected each other of having competing designs on Poland, because of this breakdown in theiir alliance Napoleon decided to invade Russia.
Scorched earth policy
this involved burning grain fields and slaughtering live stock so as to leave nothing for the enemy to eat.
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