Napoleon founded the Bank of France and established a more centralized government. Napoleon wanted to make France a major European power, which he succeeded in executing by establishing the Continental System, blocking British ships and all other foreign ships sailing to British colonies from docking at French ports.
AP European History Causes of the French Revolution. Historians working on the French Revolution have a problem. All of our attempts to find an explanation in terms of social groups or classes, or particular segments of society becoming powerfully activated, have fallen short. As one expert aptly expressed it: “the truth is we have no.