Napoleon Essays

Napoleon on Elba

In 1801 Jacques-Louis David brought the world a painting called Bonaparte Crossing the Great Saint Bernard Pass. Thirty three years before in 1768 John Singleton Copley brought us a work called simply Paul Revere. Both paintings are classics and the subjects of each painting are interchangeable. Two different lives, two different continents, at two different stages of their lives. Yet, Bonaparte and Revere could easily change places in either painting. In Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley we find one…

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Napoleon Revolution

Napoleon Bonaparte did maintain the ideals of the French Revolution to some extent. He kept many of the changes that came with the Revolution. In the important areas such as the economy, the government and society and in religion, he succeeded in achieving the goals of the Revolution France was in a state of a very unstable economy before and during the Revolution. There was an inequality in taxation and economic deflation. So, naturally, the goals of the Revolution were…

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Importance of Military History

Military professionals should take out time from their busy schedules to read military history because military history is the very foundation of their knowledge of tactics and strategy. It is also the foundation on which the theoretical and practical training troops and the development of training directives are based. A careful study of objective military history with an open mind and with the determination of learning from the experiences of others will be of great benefit to any military professional….

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French Revolution

Although an autocrat, Napoleon is revered by many as the son of the French Revolution as he single-handedly implemented the ideas of “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity”. Napoleon implemented the ideologies of French Revolution which were derived from the Enlightenment by introducing the Napoleonic Code, lycee and baculerrate education, constitutions and meritocracy. These reforms could have only been implemented by a strong ruler with the power of the modern state tailored to suit his motives of maintaining his power. During the…

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Discussion on Napoleon’s Legacy

No one can ever forget what happened in the Battle of Waterloo – the death of military genius Napoleon – argued to be a great man. And everyone can remember his conquests and rule – the Napoleonic Era – the time in history when French and European lives altered dramatically. But not everyone can entirely conclude that his rule either changed France and Europe for better or for worse. There are two sides. Some argue that Napoleon changed Europe for…

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