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2) Trade wars are wars of mutual abrasion and do not always have the intended consequences. Examine how the flaws in the Napoleonic Continental System became reasons for his downfall. (250 words) 

Topic:History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

2) Trade wars are wars of mutual abrasion and do not always have the intended consequences. Examine how the flaws in the Napoleonic Continental System became reasons for his downfall. (250 words) 

 

Why this question:

The question aims to ascertain the causes and consequences of Trade wars.

Key demand of the question:

The question seeks to know the impact that continental system type trade wars had on the Napoleonic Empires downfall.

Directive:

ExamineWhen asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining trade wars and in brief about continental system of Napoleon.   

Body:

First part of the body should write about how trade wars are skirmishes of mutual attrition and in what all ways they impact the country even if the aggressor.

The next part should briefly address the objectives of the Napoleonic continental system as a tool for economic imperialism. Then the flaws in its design and implementation must be addressed in detail.

The how these flaws resulted in the downfall of Napoleon must be linked. This will make the answer holistic.

Conclusion:

Conclusion should address how the continental system designed to choke England ended up in choking Napoleon himself.