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Main Themes:

        1.  Napoleon's conquests stimulated liberalism and nationalism throughout Europe.
        2.  The concept of a "balance of power" was formally put into practice by the Vienna Settlement
             and proved to be successful for the next 100 years.

  I.  Napoleon's Accomplishments:  Son of the Revolution OR  Military Dictator???
     A.  Centralization of French local govenment.
        B.  Furtherance of public education.
        C.  Settlement of religious conflicts brought about during the Revolution -->
Concordat of 1801.
        D.  Legal reforms -->
Code Napoleon (**see your notes for details **)
        E.  Improved French finances --> Bank of France established.
        F.  Public works projects built.

II.  Napoleon's Influence Upon Europe:
     A.  Map changes  (** see your notes for Vienna Settlement provisions **)
        B.  Spread French revolutionary ideas.
        C.  Ended the Old Regime abuses of feudalism and serfdom.
        D.  Introduced the Code Napoleon to other countries in Central Europe.
        E.  He aroused a spirit of intolerant nationalism among the conquered peoples.
Confederation of the Rhine created --> aided eventual German unification.

III.  The Congress of Vienna (1814-1815):    (Metternich, Castlereash, Czar Alexander I, Tallyrand)
        A.  Restore the pre-French revolutionary balance of power (principle of legitimacy) and keep Fr. weak.
        B.  Compensation -- territorial musical chairs.
        C.  Denial of democracy and nationalism --> try to "put the genie {of revolutionary ideals} back in the
        D.  Metternich's policies ("Age of Reaction"):
                    -- press censorship --> Carlsbad Decrees.
                    -- Quadruple Alliance --> "Concert of Europe".
                    -- Dutch Republic revived as the Netherlands.
                    -- Sardinia restored.
                    -- created a new Poland.
                    -- he made no concessions to the principle of popular sovereignty.


Concordat of 1801
Code Napoleon
Rosetta Stone
Legion of Honor
Battle of Trafalgar
Admiral Nelson
Duke of Wellington
Continental System
Quadruple Alliance