Napoleon's Cabinet 1812

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Napoleon's Cabinet 1812

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Chair: Prannoiy Chandran

Crisis Director: Adarsh Balaji

Email: napoleon@bruinmun.org

Committee Type: Single Delegation


Letter from the Chair

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to BruinMUN 2016 and this year’s Napoleon 1812 committee! My name is Prannoiy Chandran and I am excited to be your Chair for the weekend. To begin with, a bit

about myself; I was born in India and grew up in Singapore. I am a sophomore pursuing a major in Business Economics and look forward to attending either business or law school in the near future. I fell in love with Model UN after my first conference in ninth grade, and continued with it throughout the rest of my high school days, both as a chair and as a delegate. Even before arriving on campus, I had already made up my mind to join UCLA’s reputed Model UN club, and it has turned out be an incredible decision. In addition to staffing BruinMUN and LAMUN during my freshman year, I have also had the honour of being on the Travel Team.

My parents inculcated in me a love for reading when I was very young, and this, coupled with my fascination for the stories and lessons we can find in the past, led me to developing an interest in history. I enjoy learning about influential nations, movements and people who have shaped the course of human history and thinking about how the repercussions of their actions can be seen even today. I hope to give all you a chance to do the same during the conference.

Set right after Napoleon’s unsuccessful invasion of Russia in 1812, this committee includes both members of his cabinet and the rulers of some of his numerous client states. Your task as delegates is to explore the effects of this failure on his rule while negotiating a host of other factors, including the Sixth Coalition, the Peninsular Wars and civil unrest. Of course, this being a crisis committee, discussion will be dynamic and there will be political intrigue aplenty. I find Napoleon to be one of the most profoundly interesting historical figures and if you do not already, I am sure you will feel the same by the end of the weekend. Also, his empire was the dominant power in most of continental Europe during the early 19th century, and managing that while using your portfolio powers should present a fascinating challenge.

With a topic as rich in potential as this one, I am confident that the debate will be intense and multifaceted. I am eager to see how you respond to rapidly changing circumstances, canvass support and anticipate problems and other delegates’ actions. I really look forward to meeting all of you and please feel free to reach out to me or Adarsh if you have any questions or concerns. As the people of the First French Empire would have said, veillons au salut de l’Empire!

 

Best of Luck, 
Prannoiy Chandran

Letter from the Crisis Director

 

Greetings Delegates,

My name is Adarsh Balaji and I will be serving as your Crisis Director for this year’s BruinMUN 2016’s Napoleon 1812 committee. I am a sophomore pursuing a biochemistry major, and I aspire to go to graduate school to gain a PhD. Model United Nations has been a part of my life since my sixth grade, and I have had the pleasure of extending my experience with MUN at UCLA. I’m part of UCLA’s MUN Travel Team and I hope to staff our conferences in the future also.

The topic of Napoleon’s Empire is very dear to my heart due to my passionate interest in the rise of such influential historical figures. To this day, we are still experiencing the effects of the French Revolution as well as Napoleon’s Empire. Not only was he effective as a military ruler, but he was also influential in his cultural revolution of his empire and by extent the world. We can see his effects in various contemporary cultural references - the famous novel turned musical turned movie “Les Miserables” deals with the situation in the Empire after Napoleon’s defeat and exile at Waterloo. Similarly, he is referenced in many games such as Napoleon: Total War, and Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Our committee deals with the effects of Napoleon’s failed conquest of Russia on his vast-reaching empire. Historically, this failure led to his downfall due to the strengthening of his enemies working together as a coalition - the Sixth Coalition. It also stimulated backstabbing and political intrigue between his ministers and his various satellite states, and finally affected his image as a undefeatable conqueror in the hearts of minds of the common people.

We shall hopefully discuss all this in our committee to have a very fruitful and successful debate. Our crisis team will do its best to keep you delegates on your toes with the creation of new and exciting updates, forcing you to react to the external events of the world. The fate of Napoleon’s Empire lies in your hands, delegates. Uphold the principles upon which it was found, and steer your empire towards glory and success!

Regards,
Adarsh Balaji

 

Letter from the CD


Greetings Delegates,

My name is Adarsh Balaji and I will be serving as your Crisis Director for this year’s BruinMUN 2016’s Napoleon 1812 committee. I am a sophomore pursuing a biochemistry major, and I aspire to go to graduate school to gain a PhD. Model United Nations has been a part of my life since my sixth grade, and I have had the pleasure of extending my experience with MUN at UCLA. I’m part of UCLA’s MUN Travel Team and I hope to staff our conferences in the future also.

The topic of Napoleon’s Empire is very dear to my heart due to my passionate interest in the rise of such influential historical figures. To this day, we are still experiencing the effects of the French Revolution as well as Napoleon’s Empire. Not only was he effective as a military ruler, but he was also influential in his cultural revolution of his empire and by extent the world. We can see his effects in various contemporary cultural references - the famous novel turned musical turned movie “Les Miserables” deals with the situation in the Empire after Napoleon’s defeat and exile at Waterloo. Similarly, he is referenced in many games such as Napoleon: Total War, and Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Our committee deals with the effects of Napoleon’s failed conquest of Russia on his vast-reaching empire. Historically, this failure led to his downfall due to the strengthening of his enemies working together as a coalition - the Sixth Coalition. It also stimulated backstabbing and political intrigue between his ministers and his various satellite states, and finally affected his image as a undefeatable conqueror in the hearts of minds of the common people.

We shall hopefully discuss all this in our committee to have a very fruitful and successful debate. Our crisis team will do its best to keep you delegates on your toes with the creation of new and exciting updates, forcing you to react to the external events of the world. The fate of Napoleon’s Empire lies in your hands, delegates. Uphold the principles upon which it was found, and steer your empire towards glory and success!

Regards,
Adarsh Balaji

 

 

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