guidesbyjulie.blogspot.com AP European HistoryThe French Revolution and NapoleonAbbé SieyesAbbé SieyesAbbé SieyesAbbé SieyesWrote the pamphlet “What is the Third Estate?” in 1789, presented the ideas of the FrenchRevolution in a format that was understandable to commoners.Instigator of the Brumaire Coup – chose to support Napoleon because he thought Napoleoncould be controlled. Member of the Directory.Alexander IAlexander IAlexander IAlexander IGrandson of Catherine the Great, he was educated to become an enlightened despot.After the Treaty of Tilsit, in which Alexander I agrees to the Continental System (tradeembargo with Britain), Alexander withdraws from alliance with the French in 1810. OnceAlexander did so, Napoleon sent a Grand Army of 700,000 men, leading them into Russia in1812. Napoleon’s army was defeated by the Russian winter, leaving only a small portion left todefend the rest of Napoleon’s empire.The anti-Napoleon forces, led by Russia, invaded Europe and drove Napoleon back to France.At the Congress of Vienna, Alexander represented his country and wanted Poland,constitutional governments in Europe, and an international system of collective security.AusterlitzAusterlitzAusterlitzAusterlitzNapoleon’s decisive victory at Austerlitz against Austrian and Russian forces at Austerlitz in1805 was perhaps one of his greatest victories. It effectively ended the War of the ThirdCoalition.Caused Austrian withdrawal from Italy and left Napoleon as king of Italy.Prussia was provoked into war with France, but Napoleon defeated the Prussian forces at theBattle of Jena.Battle of AbBattle of AbBattle of AbBattle of Abuuuukir (Nile)kir (Nile)kir (Nile)kir (Nile)Prior to becoming emperor, Napoleon was a skilled military general. He was sent to attackBritish interests through the eastern Mediterranean by capturing Egypt from the OttomanEmpire. The British fleet could then be driven out of the Mediterranean and cutcommunications between Great Britain and India.While Napoleon successfully defeated the Egyptian forces, Admiral Horatio Nelson destroyedthe French fleet at Abukir. Cut off from France, the French army could not get home.Napoleon left his army and sailed back to France, where he would tell France of the greatvictories he had in Egypt.Battle of the PyramidsBattle of the PyramidsBattle of the PyramidsBattle of the PyramidsThis battle took place directly before the Battle of Abukir and was the one mentioned above inwhich Napoleon defeated the local Egyptian forces.