Camo Formia
October 1797

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Napoleon Bonaparte was the man who lifted France from the terror of the French Revolution and strengthens the central government of France. To stabilize France, he achieved religious tolerance through the Concordat in 1801 which stated that Catholicism was the religion of the majority, but also there was the freedom to exercise other religions in France; this settled the struggle between the government and church. He later crowned himself emperor of France in the presence of the Pope. The Code Napoleon brought equality into the law and taxation; people started to think Napoleon was exercising revolutionary ideals and supported him. The Napoleonic Wars was the period of which Napoleon brought his trained armies out of France and started conquering other countries to extend his power and empire, it was soon clear he was not trying to exercise revolutionary ideas onto other countries. The attack on Spain showed how cruel and forceful Napoleon was in conquering other countries; this incident showed no revolutionary ideals it was actually a contradiction to what the revolution stood for, equality an rights. During the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon made a temporary truce with Britain, but Britain still fear how far Napoleon ambition would take him.

Camo Formia was a treaty created by Napoleon during his reign as emperor of France and conquering of other countries. The treaty redistributed the territories along the Rhine River and caused princes of that region to struggle with each other to enlarge their holds. Austria lost its influence as a result and Western German states were depending on Napoleon. During this time, Spain also gave back Louisiana to France, all of these events occurred before Napoleon's attempt to defeat the naval forces of England. The treaty merely reflected Napoleon's success in conquering and exercising his influences onto other states or countries, all before he had to face Britain and met his defeat at Waterloo.


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