Berlin Decree


Berlin Decree

The Berlin Decree was issued by Napoleon on November 21, 1806cite web|title=Berlin Decree|url=http://www.napoleon.org/en/reading_room/articles/files/berlin_decree.asp|publisher=Napoleon|accessdate=2008-02-20] , following the French success against Prussia at the battle of Jena. The decree forbade the import of British goods into European countries allied with or dependent upon France, and installed the Continental System in Europe. It eventually led to economic ruin for France, while little happened to the economy of Britain, who had control of the Atlantic Ocean trade. Other European nations removed themselves from the continental system, which, in part, led to the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte.

ee also

*Milan decree

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