France was in a very serious state. The French Revolution was accomplished before it happened.
The Marseillaise was the theme song of the French Revolution, and it catapulted into Napoleon. During the Napoleonic Wars, the crowned heads of Europe were trembling in their shoes.
Then the Spanish gorillas came down from the hills and nipped at Napoleon's flanks. Napoleon became ill with bladder problems and was very tense and unrestrained.
He wanted an heir to inherit his power, but since Josephine was a baroness, she couldn't bear him any children.