Hey I'm Napoleon! Just made myself leader after winning so many battles in the French Revolution, and overthrowing the French directory in the coup of 18 Brumaire!
The Beginning of More War
I sold our Louisiana territory so we could get more money to fight! We fought the British and got beat badly, but then I turned it around and led us to victory against the Austrians and Russians!
War with the British
I successfully had led our nation with many victories in war, meanwhile the British have been being defeated many times. I had the idea to coordinate the invasion of England, Wales, and Ireland! I brought 33 ships to fight the English navy, however the enemy ruler, Nelson, divided his 27 ships into two parts and beat us badly. This was called the Battle of Trafalgar.
England expects that every man will do his duty.
The coup of 18 Brumaire is essentially a military takeover.
Other methods of beating the British
Obviously, the British did not take too kindly to my invasion. We must beat them another way. I hereby proclaim the Continental System!
Napoleon selling the Louisiana territory was later known as the "Louisiana Purchase."
I ordered one of my generals to go through Spain and conquer Portugal. This was successful and I got lots of new territory, including some of Spain's territory!
These wars ended up being called the Napoleonic Wars.
My grand empire consisted of Austria, Prussia, Russia, Sweden and Denmark. I signed a "Concordat" with the pope that reformed the relationship between the Church and France which was previously unstable. I implemented tariffs and loans to strengthen local industry, as well as starting the Bank of France for the regulation of currency and protecting it from inflation. Later, I rewrote the laws to make them more clear.
I went on to fail many more military attempts with the final blow in Russia. Now I guess while I am exiled here in Saint Helena, I can discuss my success with France.
The Continental System essentially convinced all French allies and neutrals to stop trading with the British.
We will not comply with that!
Then we shall come and fight you too!
This rebellion in Madrid, Spain ultimately led fatal to Napoleon's power.
Ah, as a result of this my power has gotten much weaker, there are more forces against me and I lost again!
We will not allow you to do this! We will get our independence back!
Napoleon was an amazing man, who was self-made. His drive, will, and his military strategy and leadership made him a great ruler, and a well-known historical figure.
I made my people become more patriotic when I shouted the words, "liberty, equality, fraternity," which supports my people's ideals.