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Joseph Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon, made his home in exile at Point Breeze, in New Jersey.

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During the early years of the Revolution, there was a lot of talk about education, but relatively little institutional action. Many reports were issued, and some changes were made, but the internal turmoil and external conflict made domestic reform difficult. With the execution of Robespierre on July 28, 1794, some level of normalcy was established, and the government was able to pay more attention to educational reform. Action soon followed with the decree that teacher training was now the top educational priority. The Paris Normal school was created with a curriculum that included "republican morality and the public and private virtues, as well as the techniques of teaching reading, writing, arithmetic, practical geometry, French history and grammar;" and they were to use books which would be published and prescribed by the Convention. This latter requirement merely reflects what had by that time become a strong French tradition, namely the extreme centralization of educational policy. Also instituted at this time was the establishment of a public secondary school for every 300,000 people. The curriculum for these consisted of literature, languages, science, and the arts. The decree establishing the also provided that

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The metric system was introduced during the French First Republic, but was not in widespread use until after Napoleon's death.
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The great Wars this involved, stretching from 1914 to 1945, I've called the "German Upheaval," on analogy with the surge of French power after the Revolution and under Napoleon.


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Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the Mediterranean island of Corsica on August 15, 1769
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The Revolution had already begun to radically transform the map of Europe, but under Napoleon especially the familiar boundaries of European states appeared to melt and run with an alarming fluidity and frequency.

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The period of the French Revolution (1789-1799) is not noted for its stability, either of policy or of government, and it may be a surprise to the average reader that this period dealt with education at all. While most literature concentrates on the activities surrounding foreign policy and internal conflicts, the fact is that the leaders of the Revolution were very concerned with education. This was seen early in the Revolutionary period, in the that had been requested by Louis XVI. These consisted of grievances and/or suggestions for improvement. While the of the third estate (workers and peasants) seldom mentioned education, those of the first and second estates (clergy, nobility) often called for improvements in the educational system. Later, in 1793, the Convention established the Committee of Public Instruction, and charged it with reordering education in France. It is not surprising that the destructive tendencies of the other components of the Revolution were carried out in education as well. That which existed had to go, simply because it had existed before the Revolution.

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Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica, in Ajaccio, on 15 August 1769, one year after the island had been taken over by the French. He was the second surviving child of Carlo Bonaparte and Maria Laetizia Ramolino. Despite being involved with the Corsican independence movement, the father ingratiated himself with the French authorities and was able to obtain certificates of nobility and scholarships for his children. Napoleone, as he was known, was sent to the military college of Brienne, in the north of France, at the age of nine, and later went to the École Militaire in Paris, where he graduated as an artillery officer in September 1785. The advent of the Revolution in 1789 saw him return to Corsica to take part in local politics until, after falling foul of the dominant faction, led by Pasquale Paoli, he and his family were forced to flee the island in 1793. Napoleon first came to notice during the siege of Toulon that same year, and again in 1795 in Paris when he helped put down a royalist uprising. His first command in Italy followed soon after, where from 1796 to 1797 he made a name for himself as a brilliant general. Next came the Egyptian campaign from which he returned in 1799 to take part in a coup to overthrow the government, which led to the establishment of a new government—the consulate. Napoleon was able to quickly consolidate his hold on power during the early months of the consulate by stabilizing the domestic political situation as well as the military situation. There followed shortly after the Concordat with the Catholic Church (July 1801), bringing to an end years of religious discord in France; the Peace of Amiens with the only remaining power at war with France, Britain (March 1802); and the introduction of the Civil Code (1804). On the strength of his successes, Napoleon was elevated to consul for life in August 1802 by plebiscite. Again by plebiscite, in 1804, he was confirmed as emperor of France, with a coronation ceremony in Notre Dame Cathedral on 2 December 1804. In May 1805, he was crowned King of Italy in the cathedral of Milan. After the resumption of war with the Third Coalition, a number of prominent battles against the great European powers (Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland, Eylau) led to the French occupying most of central Europe. The invasion of Russia in 1812 was Napoleon’s undoing. It compelled him to fight a defensive campaign to keep central Europe in 1813, and, when that was lost after the battle of Leipzig, to fight to save France from foreign invasion and occupation in 1814. Napoleon was obliged to abdicate a first time in 1814 and was exiled to Elba. He was there less than a year before returning to France in a doomed attempt to regain control. Waterloo was his last battle. Exiled to Saint Helena, he died there in 1821.

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In the years immediately prior to the French Revolution, the idea of universal education was beginning to develop. Cardinal Richelieu, the power behind Louis XIII (ruled 1610 to 1643), and later Rolland advocated the principle that "each one ought to have within his reach the education for which he is best fitted." But, for all the talk, it could be argued that the involvement of the French government was less than overwhelming, and education was largely left to the Catholic Church. As Farrington suggests, "The time was not then ripe, however, for accomplishing these reforms. It needed the drastic purgation of the Revolutionary period, followed by the constructive genius of Napoleon, to put them into effect."