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The Battle of Trafalgar was "waged" by the French, in the sense that the engagement only occured when and where it did because of the French admiral, despite Nelson actually initiating the battle. The French Navy which had been tasked of blockading Continental ports to enforce Napoleon's Continental Blockade - ecnomic warfare -against the British. Napoleon was out of touch with the naval situation, and thought that a british defeat was feasable. French trade routes were also being disrupted by the inability for the French navy to keep them open, because they had to guard their own ports. So the main Goal of the french in waging the battle was to benefit their trade, and also make an invasion of England possible. (as Invasion could only occur if Bonaparte had naval supremacy as his fleet would take more than one day to cross the Channel)

CRUCIALLY, there was a breakdown in communiction. The French Admiral who "waged" the battle did so against Napoleon's direct orders. Napoleon sent a letter demanding the french admiral's re-assignment that amounted to a demotion for poor peformance. The French admiral however decided to try to save his career and the situation by not waiting for his replacement, and setting sail.

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