This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Age of Napoleon & the Invasion of Russia. Both presentations together number 44 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Napoleons coming to power marked the end of the French Revolution, and at the same time it spelled the end of the old regime and guaranteed that the ideals of the French Revolution would be spread to every corner of the continent and through much of the world.
He was a military adventurer, an idealist, and he believed in government by meritocracy, but also made his brothers and sister royalty throughout Europe. Napoleon is often called the first modern dictator because of the way he seemed to mobilize all of the resources of the state.
He was also a product of his time being influenced by the philosophies of the Enlightenment. He believed that society worked better when certain human rights were respected. Napoleon was instrumental in ushering in a new age where people all over Europe could speak of human rights and not just the rights of a particular class.
He did make colossal mistakes, but even his mistakes would help to bring about a new understanding in Europe that they were much better working together than fighting among themselves. Long after Napoleon had left the scene there was agreement in Europe that peace was much better than the alternative. This time of peace would be called, The Concert of Europe.
Power point #1 is titled, The French Revolution - The Age of Napoleon contains 33 slides and covers the following:
Marriage & Military
Military Leader & Statesman
Defeated by Nelson
Emperor of France
Changes in France
Britain: The Enemy
The Continental System
The Russian Campaign
War with Russia
French Army Destroyed
Fall of Napoleon
Defeat, Exile & Return
Waterloo & Death
End of Presentation
In June of 1812, Napoleon began his fatal Russian campaign, a landmark in the history of the destructive potential of warfare. Virtually all of continental Europe was under his control, and the invasion of Russia was an attempt to force Tsar Alexander I to submit once again to the terms of a treaty that Napoleon had imposed upon him 4 years earlier.
Having gathered nearly half a million soldiers, from France as well as all of the vassal states of Europe, Napoleon entered Russia at the head of the largest army ever seen. The Russians, under Marshal Kutuzov, could not hope to defeat him in a direct confrontation. Instead, they begin a defensive campaign of strategic retreat, devastating the land as they fell back while harassing the flanks of the French.
As the summer wore on, Napoleon's massive supply lines were stretched ever thinner, and his force began to decline. By September, without having engaged in a single pitched battle, the French Army had been reduced by more than two thirds from fatigue, hunger, desertion, and raids by Russian forces. The Russian Winter eventually destroyed the French army.
Power point #2 is titled, The French Revolution - The Invasion of Russia contains 11 slides and covers the following:
Invasion of Russia
Russia’s War Strategy
Battle for Moscow
Paris, Unrest & Defeat
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The French Revolution.