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Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 on the small island of Corsica in theMediterranean Sea He was born at a very hectic time Corsica was trying to gainindependence when French troops invaded He was born during a war and helldie because of one When he turned ten his parents sent him to a military schooljust outside of Paris He devoted himself to learning and gaining experience tomilitary tactics it paid off When he was 16 he became a lieutenant in the artillery Revolution broke out the same year He joined the military of the French RepublicIn October of 1705 a government official told Napoleon to defend the palacewhere the National Convention took place He with his small army defeated thethousands of royalist in minutes He is declared a hero In 1796 the Directoryappointed him to command a French army He marched into Italy and liberated itfrom Austria although some say he conquered it The Directory wasnt doing very well In 1799 it accused the French peopleof being corrupt Napoleon seized this opportunity to take it over On November 91799 he and 500 soldiers took over one chamber of the National Legislature anddrove out the members The second chamber voted to end the directory Francewas now in the hands of three officials called consuls Napoleon was oneIn 1800 he and his fellow consuls set up the plebiscite in which the citizenshad the right to vote yes or no on an issue On December 2 1804 Napoleoncrowned himself emperor The plebiscite made this so The Pope crowned himhimself People thought he was a godsend He greatly changed the economy ofFrance by making a lot of reforms He set up a bank let emigres back into Francehe let their be freedom of religion he freed slaves and set up the Napoleonic Code The people outside of France thought differently about Napoleon They hated himIn order to extend Frances power He took over parts of Italy and set up
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