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The Hundred Days counts the approximate number of days that Napoleon came back into power after having been exiled The Treaty of Fontainebleau had given to him sovereignty over the island of Elba and his title of emperor along with an annual pension of two million francs He had retired there on the 20 of April 1814 after his well-awaited abdication Louis XVIII was put into power right away although the monarchy had been abolished The fact that Napoleon had proclaimed himself emperor had re-established a semblance of monarchy that allowed the short reign of Louis XVIII He was the brother of Louis XVI and the Count of Provence He had been living outside of France after the Revolution The Treaty of Paris was signed on April 231814 proclaiming peace in France but relinquishing most of the conquests of the Revolution and Empire The peace treaty provoked great uneasiness among the people of France because it brought a standstill of the industries There was no need for the war industry the end of the blockade rushed all the British goods in France flooding the market Soldiers became jobless and homeless The migrs that returned with the new king the old nobles were given preferential treatment In a nutshell the people thought the Old Regime had come back This gave Napoleon a way to come back hence the Hundred Days His last card was played on March 11815 Napoleon escaped the British who were guarding him and with the support of 700 of his old army headed for Grenoble As he headed north all his supporters rallied to his cause and on the evening of the 20th he was once again in power in Paris Not a shot had been fired for him to restore the imperialism way Problems started right away Napoleon tried to appease the people by drafting a new constitution It did not pass Then he decided to inflame the Prussians again and
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