the napoleonic wars
Crisis: The Napoleonic Wars
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In 1804, France had risen from the ashes of revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte ascended to his emperorship, leading to every nation in Europe to be consumed with a continent-wide war with the goal of stopping French expansion. While the battlefield was the most obvious aspect of the wars, it was diplomacy that was truly the most important aspect. Every nation in Europe worked behind the scenes to further its interests and grow its power to the best of its ability, while also cooperating in stopping Napoleon. This led to a rapidly changing series of alliances, treaties, and rivalries between the various states. Delegates in this committee will represent individuals from various countries and attempt to create the strongest, most powerful nation in Europe and pushing France back to its natural boundaries by the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
Zach is a third-year Electrical and Electronics Engineering major from Santa Clara, California.
Noah Ropp is a fourth-year History major from Santa Clarita, California. He joined UCSBMUN in his sophomore year and has loved the connections, skills, and friends he's developed since then. Noah previously served as Director of Recruitment and as Undersecretary-General for crisis committees at SBIMUN. Outside of MUN, you can catch him leading tours around campus or relaxing with some video games and movies.
Jacob Varela is a second-year student at UCSB with a double major in History and Economics. He is from Placentia, California in Orange County. He has been doing Model UN for four years now, with two years of experience in high school before joining the team here at UCSB. He's traveled around the country (and beyond) for conferences and chaired at SBIMUN and GauchoMUN. Outside of Model UN, you can probably find Jacob reading on the beach, trying to find new places to eat in Isla Vista, or cramming for his next economics midterm.
Jada is a second year Economics major from Vancouver, Canada. She has been doing MUN since sophomore year of high school. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, figure skating, fashion, and MMA. Outside of MUN she spends most of her free time talking to friends, exercising, or reading. After graduating she plans to go into a career in hedge funds but would also like to continue travelling as well as one day climb Kilimanjaro. She would deeply appreciate learning about other activities to do (but never get around to) so please talk to her about any hobbies.