France in 1799

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a great French soldier. Born to a Nobel French family in 1769 on the island of Corsica, he moved to France in 1777 and joins the Royal military School located in Brienne, later helping the country defeat Britain at Toulon during the French Revolution. In reward, he was made a Brigadier General. He later commanded a thirty thousand man French army in Italy, leading them to victory against the Austrians in 1779 (Fremont-Barnes, 2010). After this victory Napoleon negotiated the Treaty of campo Formio, earning him significant popularity upon his return to France.
In Paris, the Directory has lost favor with the people because it concentrates more on waging war across Europe rather than addressing the problems facing the citizens mostly unemployment. When Napoleon learns that the Directory is losing power, he quickly returns from Egypt to Paris to cease the opportunity through a military coup, becoming the first Consul in the new government in 1799. The event marks the end of the chaos caused by the French Revolution, and Napoleon stands out as the savior of the country from the chaos of living in Paris in 1799 through his actions both inside and outside France depicted in the events below:
July 25th 1799
Napoleon leads the French army to victory over the Ottoman army led by Seid Mustafa Pasha at the battle of Abukir to prevent any attempts by the British to end French rule in Egypt. The act is a clear indication that Napoleon is ready to protect French interests across the globe.
August 23
When he receives news of the chaos back in his country, napoleon puts the interests of his people first, and he abandons the war in Egypt to rescue the situation. He seems more concerned about helping his people back in France than conquering Egypt, a foreign land.
November 9 and 10
To put an end of the chaos currently affecting the nations, Napoleon…...

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