Purpose was to stop trading routes to Great Britain. It marked the first major West European assault on the Ottoman Empire.
Constitution of the Year VIII
Established Bonaparte as the First Consul. He was the first modern political figure to use rhetoric of revolution and nationalism with military force into a mighty weapon of imperial expansion.
Napoleon I rule
1799 - 1821
Ruled France as First Consul. During his rule he dominated most of Europe. He is considered the greatest enlightened despot. Spread nationalism and enlightened ideals throughout Europe. Established Napoleonic Code and Continental system.