The Continental Blockade

The Continental Blockade or System is the term used to describe an attempt to barricade the European mainlands from trade with British goods, which Napoleon I implemented in 1806.

The Continental Blockade came after Napoleon had lost the battle at Trafalgar in 1805.

The Continental Blockade failed due to many reasons. England was the world’s biggest colonial power. The continental blockade was therefore unpopular because of the demand on British goods.

Denmark was forced to back up the continental blockage after the peace negotiations in Tilsit and it became fatal for the country. In 1807, the Brits attacked Copenhagen, later known as the Battle of Copenhagen.

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