France against Austria, Britain, Prussia, and Spain. It ends with treaties signed in Campo Formio.
This is the first day on the French Revolutionary Calender
This is when Louis XVI was put to trial
Louis XVI is stripped of his title and put to death.
The Committee of Public Safety is formed, which starts as a way to identify and remove Royalists, but quickly turns into a way for the members to kill off those they don't like (up to 40,000 WERE killed).
Charlotte Corday held Marat responsible for all the violence in France, so she went into Marat's house while he was in his medicinal bath and stabbed him. He became a martyr and worshipped as a saint.
France suffers great losses in the war against Austria.
She was isolated in prison and then beheaded.
New holiday called "Festival of the Supreme Being". It's a new holiday to worship the goddess of wheat and there were no executions that day.
About 800 people killed a month.
Ropes-Pierre tries to make a list of people to kill like Marat but is arrested. He's held in a palace with two friends, both who kill themselves before being executed. He tries to kill himself but instead just breaks his jaw. He's taken into a room where his old colleagues mock him and then is executed.
The directory's worried because Napoleon's more popular than them, so they send him to Italy to fight.
There's peace with Prussia & Spain (basically a win for France).
Ratified by the people, the document sets up a bicameral government structure with the two councils (Council of 500, Council of the Elders). The Council of 500 is like the House of Representatives, 500 members, more radical. The Council of Elders have more political experience, more conservative, 250 members. The two councils elect a directory of 5 people from their own to make up the executive branch.
There's a royalist uprising in Paris and the two councils hide in the toulerries. Napoleon helps the councils fight them off with "shotgun" cannons.
France versus Russia, Austria, and Great Britain
Napoleon takes his troops to fight in Egypt. He leaves his ships unguarded at the mouth of the Nile while they fight and British troops (led by Horatio Nelson) blow them all up.
Napoleon sneaks back to France after being stranded in Egypt with his troops (and all 20,000 are quickly killed without him there).
Napoleon tricks the councils into being surrounded by his troops, saying there's an uprising and they'll be protected. He goes in and insults the two councils. The Council of 500 beat him up and he gets pity when he goes back outside to face his troops, so he takes power with his military. He forms a triumvirate with two directory members he allied with.
Napoleon seizes power from the directory and makes himself first Consul (basically dictator powers).
There's peace, he restructures the education system, and a new Constitution (voted on by the people) is passed so that Napoleon is leader for life.
During the war, Horatio Nelson, who blew up the ships at the Nile, is killed in the Battle of Trafalgar. In Britain he's a big war hero and his body's preserved in brandy.
New Civil Code (Napoleonic code): very VERY detailed, main value is that you're French.
He crowns himself
France versus Prussia/Russia/Great Britain
The Confederation of the Rhine is formed in France so that they have client states (technically independent but under French power).
Napoleon helps his brother (emperor of Spain) with fighting. Diversion of French troops.
Russia surrenders and signs treaty, saying they'll join the continental system so they won't trade with England.
Russia trades with England, so Napoleon invades with 480,000 troops. Russia uses "scorched earth" strategy so they let the French get close, then retreat so that they have to keep coming. Russians also burn everything they pass so that the French have no resources.
The Russians burn Moscow to hurt the French and set their prisoners free as an obstacle for the armies.
France versus Russia/Prussia/Austria/G. Britain
Napoleon's exiled to the Isle of Elba. Russia, Prussia, Austria, G.B. make a Bourbon monarchy in France, instate Louis XVIII.
N. steals a boat, paddles to South France, Louis XVIII sends an army to kill him, but N convinces them to fight for him. With this army he takes France back. During/after this, the Congress at Vienna is whining about Napoleon and his power.
Napoleon goes to Belgium to fight Britain in the mud and is defeated. Loses and is exiled to Saint Helena Island.
Napoleon dies from either arsenic poisoning over a long period of time or cancer in his stomach or liver.