“On 26th February 1815 Napoleon absconded from his exile on the island of Elba and returned to mainland France. King Louis XVIII sent Marshal Ney to recapture the former Emperor and bring him to Paris” (Gumm 1). Napoleon got word of this and decided to write Marshall Ney and call him the “bravest of the brave” (Gumm 1). On March 13, 1815 the Seven Powers, Austria, Spain, England, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, and Sweden signed a manifesto which declared Napoleon an outlaw. Four days after the Seven Powers signed a manifesto, a treaty was made between England, Austria, Prussia, and Russia, “by which the rulers of those countries bound themselves to enforce that decree, and to prosecute the war until Napoleon should be driven from the throne of France and rendered incapable of disturbing the peace of Europe” (Creasy 346). On March 20, 1815 Napoleon entered Paris, hoping to get some of the “individual aligned nations of the Seventh Coalition not to invade France, but failed” (Gumm 1). He resided back in Paris and decided to come up with strategies. He needed to rebuil...
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