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  • In 1804 , Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of France .
  • He set out to conquer neighbouring European countries , dispossessing dynasties and creating kingdoms where he placed members of his family.
  • Napoleon saw his role as a moderniser of Europe .
  • He introduced many laws such as the protection of private property , and a uniform system of weights and measures provided by the decimal system .
  • Initially, Napoleon was seen as a liberator who would bring freedom to the people .
  • But soon the Napoleonic armies came to be viewed as an invading force everywhere.
  • In 1815 , he was finally defeated at Waterloo .
  • Many of his measures that carried the revolutionary ideas of liberty and modern laws to other parts of Europe had an impact on people long after Napoleon had left.
  • The ideas of liberty and democratic rights were the most important legacy of the French Revolution .
  • These spread from France to the rest of Europe during the nineteenth century , when feudal systems were abolished .
  • Colonised peoples reworked the idea of freedom from bondage into their movements to create a sovereign nation-state .
  • Tipu Sultan and Rammohan Roy are two examples of individuals who responded to the ideas coming from revolutionary France.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.