The Napoleonic Wars

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From 1799 to 1825 Europe was swept by constant confrontations between France, the emerging threat to the monarchs of the Old Regime, and almost all of the Kingdoms and Empires that surrounded her. This succession of battles and campaigns is known as the Napoleonic Wars. In reality, it was a continuation of the wars fought by France in Europe during the French Revolution (1789 -1799) in which the military general Napoleon Bonaparte stood out for his brilliance. The young artillery officer climbed rung by rung to the very top of the imperial French crown, carried by his undeniable military vision and pushed along by his passion for knowledge, which included mathematics, artillery and military tactics, the study of classical political thinkers (especially Machiavelli and Montesquieu) and his passion for history and its great political icons; Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Frederick the Great.

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