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Bonaparte Exile

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This solution reiterates a hypothetical scenario: Congress of Vienna and the People of Europe vs. Napoleon Bonaparte?case number 1815, held from September 1, 1814, to June 9, 1815, nine days before Bonaparte's final defeat at Waterloo. The Congress was attended by ambassadors from the major European powers, and its charter was the redrawing of Europe's political map. To ensure that Napoleon did not escape again, as he had from the Mediterranean island of Elba, the European powers exiled him to the island of St. Helena, a windswept rock 10 miles wide by 7 miles long and 1,000 miles off of the west coast of southern Africa.

It offers evidence convincing enough to keep Bonaparte from being shipped off to St. Helena and returned instead to Elba.

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As you compile evidence as a member of the defense counsel for Bonaparte, please allow some of these ideas to offer convincing evidence:

Bonaparte should be returned to Elba because he truly believed that he was building a federation of free peoples in a Europe united under a liberal government. Please note that Napoleon granted constitutions, introduced law codes, abolished feudalism, and created efficient governments. Please also note that he encouraged education, science, literature and the arts in these areas.

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This solutions helps students to locate evidence to keep Bonaparte from being shipped to St. Helena.

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