Which led most directly to Napoleon Bonaparte’s downfall?

A. His uses of the Concordat of 1801

Answer 1

Obviously it’s C. The rest are actually the positive points.

Answer 2

C. His refusal to restrict France’s borders.

FROM http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/people/napo…
Napoleon’s decision to invade Russia marked the turning point of his career. When the czar rejected the Continental System, which was ruinous to Russia’s economy, Napoleon gathered the largest army Europe had ever seen. The Grande Armée, some 500,000 strong, including troops of all the vassal and allied states, entered Russia in June, 1812. The Russian troops, under Mikhail Kutuzov, fell back, systematically devastating the land. Napoleon entered Moscow where only a few thousand civilians had stayed behind. On September 15, 1812 fires broke out all over Moscow; they ceased only on September 19th, leaving the city virtually uninhabitable. With his troops decimated, his prospective winter quarters burned down, his supply line overextended, and the Russian countryside and grain stores empty, Napoleon, after sending an unsuccessful feeler to the czar for peace, began his fateful retreat in October, 1812. His army was stalked by hunger and dwindled to a fifth of its original strength. After the passage of the Berezina River secured at a terrible sacrifice, the retreat became a rout.

In December, 1812, Napoleon left his army, returning to Paris to bolster French forces. Of his allies, Prussia was the first to desert; a Prussian truce with the czar was followed by an alliance in February, 1813. Great Britain and Sweden joined the coalition, followed by Austria. The “War of Liberation” began. At the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig Napoleon was forced to retreat.

IN NOVEMBER, THE ALLIES OFFERED NAPOLEON PEACE IF FRANCE WOULD RETURN TO ITS NATURAL BOUNDARIES, THE RHINE AND THE ALPS. NAPOLEON REJECTED THE OFFER. THE ALLIES MOVED ON PARIS AND IT FELL IN MARCH, 1814. NAPOLEON ABDICATED [emphasis added].

Napoleon attempted to rebuild his empire. He liberalized the constitution; however his efforts were ended when war began. He was crushed at Waterloo; he again abdicated, and never again ruled France.

For verification and additional information, please see:
http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/people/napo… [particularly paragraph 2]
http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h34-np4e.html
http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h34-np4.html
http://www.napoleon.org/en/reading_room/articles/f…
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/do…
http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/lecture15a.h…

Answer 3

Well actually he beat his Bonaparte. Ouch

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