Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of France. He started conquering neighbouring countries by waging wars against them. He saw himself as a moderniser of Europe. He introduced and inculcated many laws such as the protection of private property and a uniform system of weights and measures provided by the decimal system. A lot of his measures carried the revolutionary ideas of liberty and modern laws to the other parts of Europe. This showed a positive impact on people long after he was dethroned as an emperor, when he was finally defeated in the Battle of Waterloo.