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The New Europe, 1789-1889

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    Reginald Welbury Jeffery
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1911 Original Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Subjects: Europe History / Europe / General History / World History / Modern / 19th Century Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IV THE NAPOLEONIC WAR 1802-1807 Napoleon's Marshals V. C. Victor . 1764-1841. J. E. Macdonald 1765-1840. N. C. Oudinot . 1767-1847. A. F. Marmont. 1774-1852. L. G. Suchct . 1770-1826. L. Saint-Cyr . 1764-1830. J. Prince Poniatowski 1762-1813. E. de Grouchy . . 1766-1847. The Treaty of Amiens was not destined to last long. Napoleon turned to a number of projects connected with the renewal of war. Expeditions were equipped for Louisiana, Madagascar, and India. Public works were undertaken, and plans laid for an industrial revival in France. In September, 1802, Piedmont was incorporated in France : the organisation of the Cisalpine Republic proceeded : Holland, on which 'Napoleon had bestowed a Constitution in the autumn of 1801, remained in the hands of a French army. Switzerland, where Napoleon had already intervened without effecting a settlement, was invaded, and in February, 1803, the government was reorganised by the Act of Mediation. This consisted of certain regulations by which the Helvetic Republic was turned into a Swiss confederation of nineteen cantons divided into three classes and enjoying sovereign power. The first were the rural cantons, having popular assemblies for which bills were prepared by a Grand Council, while the executive was in the hands of a smaller body. The second class was urban with a senate, council, representative body, a burgomaster and supreme magistrate, and their character may be regarded as purely aristocratic. T...  
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