Why did Napoleon design a blockade in 1806?


Why did Napoleon design a blockade in 1806?

Napoleon's Rise to Power:

In the early 1800s, Napoleon Bonaparte ruled as emperor of France and waged war against almost every other European nation. His battlefield brilliance meant that he lost just a handful of conflicts despite his long list of enemies.

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Napoleon designed a blockade called the Continental System in 1806 in order to prevent shipping from enriching his most powerful foe, Great Britain. ...

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The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion


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Learn about the French Empire under Napoleon and its economic and military expansion. Read about Napoleon’s empire and his campaigns throughout Europe.

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