Napoleon Bonaparte Thesis

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Throughout history, Napoleon Bonaparte has been well known for his transition from a young boy in Corsica to a flourishing leader in the French Revolution. He was a man who conquered vast amounts of lands. He improved lives for the french, yet there came a point in time when his conquering was not welcomed. He came from a tough uprising. Napoleon was a dedicated military leader who saved the french from Maximilien Robespierre.
Napoleon Bonaparte born to Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte in Ajaccio, Corsica on August 15, 1769. Napoleon’s father’s side of the family was of ancient tuscan nobility who had emerged to Corsica in the 16th century. Carlo, a layer, married Napoleon’s mother, Letizia when she was only fourteen. Carlo and Letizia had eight
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He was promoted to second lieutenant of artillery in a training school for young artillery officers, in the regiment of La Fere. In 1789, Pasquale Paoli was asked to return to Corsica by the national assembly in order to establish a constitutional monarchy. Napoleon asked for leave to return home and join Paoli’s group, but was rejected because of Carlo’s act of deserting Pasquale years before. Napoleon then returned to France and joined the Jacobin Club and soon became it’s president. The Jacobin club was a debating society that favored a constitutional monarchy and made speeches against monks, nobles, and bishops. He then left back to Corsica for three months and was elected lieutenant colonel in the national guard but he then fell out with its commander in chief, Paoli. Napoleon was listed as a deserter in January 1792 when he failed to return to France but as soon as France declared war against Austria in April, Napoleon’s offense was forgiven (Godechot 1-2). In October 1792, Pasquale Paoli rose as a dictator in attempts to free Corsica from France and around this time Napoleon was also promoted to captain of his regiment but he decided not to rejoin, but instead to return home to Corsica. Napoleon, being a member of the Corsican Jacobins, opposed Paoli and his policy, and in April 1793, civil war broke out in Corsica (Godechot 2). In conclusion of the civil war, Napoleon and his family was sent out of the country by Pasquale and were forced to change the spelling of their last name from ‘Buonaparte’ to ‘Bonaparte’ (Cornfield

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