Napoleonic Essays

The Napoleonic Revolution

Napoleon Bonaparte is famous in French history due to his revolutionary leadership, which reformed not only French governance but also that of entire Europe. His fame grew during the French revolution of 1789, which echoed the motto of liberty, equality and fraternity to the world. He overthrew the old regime, established a centralized form of administration, and framed the Napoleonic Code, but his despotic policy made him a reactionary autocrat (Rempel, “The Napoleonic Revolution”). Napoleon was a revolutionary reformer, who…

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