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What were Napoleon's foreign policies?

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In order to examine any of Napoleon’s specific foreign policy initiatives, one must first understand his overarching political goal, which was to control the entire European continent. All of Napoleon’s foreign policy decisions were made in order to support that central goal.

Upon entering power, Napoleon has two immediate goals: rebuilding the French military and breaking up the second coalition of Britain, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Portugal, and Naples. At the Battle of Morengo in 1800 against Austria, a victory proved an accomplishment in both of those goals.

By 1805, the third coalition had formed against France and attempted to have France retreat from some of the lands acquired via the Treaty of Lunéville in 1802. In an attempt to break up the third coalition, Napoleon attacked Britain with help from Spain but was defeated in the Battle of Trafalgar. Then, Napoleon took another strategy, in which he attacked Britain’s economy with an initiative called the Continental System....

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