The French occupation of their native country was resisted by a number of Corsicans led by Pasquale Paoli. Bonaparte declared himself Emperor of France. The conquered territories were forced to pay money and goods to France.
Bonaparte called the ongoing insurgency in Spain "the Spanish ulcer. Napoleon Bonaparte, as he may henceforth be called though the family did not drop the spelling Buonaparte until afterrejoined his regiment at Nice in June Byhe got himself elected as the lieutenant colonel of the National Guard.
While the tendency to see in Napoleon a reincarnation of some 14th-century Italian condottiere is an overemphasis on one aspect of his character, he did, in fact, share neither the traditions nor the prejudices of his new country: remaining a Corsican in temperament, he was first and foremost, through both his education and his reading, a man of the 18th century.
Crushing of the Royalist revolt on 13 Vendemiaire The Italian Campaign Revolutionary France was considered dangerous by the other European monarchies who viewed it with both fear and anger.
He hoped to take Egypt and then conquer much of the Middle East.