The Fall Of Napoleon Bonaparte And The French Revolution

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The consulate came into power in france after the collapse of the directory government in 1799. The desperation of the French people was for the formation of a strong republic with leadership that would guranbtee them freedom, prosperity and security within their boarders.napoleon Bonaparte was the first consul that also included two other consuls. They performed different factions within the legilslative and constitutional mandates of their offices to foster progress in the french political system. After the defeat of monarchy by the French revolution, expectations were high among the citizens for a more robust economy. Military operations however maintained by their governments led to more taxes being demanded from the citizens in order to …show more content…
The French revolution was characterized mainly by the people revolution and protests against the monarchy system that deprieved them of socio-economic progress and gains. For napoleon to navigate a way for himself to consolidate veto powers aain over the people was a ridicule of their bloody and sacrificial reforms through the revolution. For example indirect taxes were reintroduced just like in the older monarchy and this was damaging to his public image. The wealthy were regaining their heightened statures within the society while the poor felt the grip of the invreased taxes to sustain his over ambitious foreign expeditions across …show more content…
He took adventage of the desire of the people for a non aristocratic rule to endorse a one man government with him as the emporer. He led the masses in invoking hate and prejudice over foreigners and their neighbouring state by his malicious critisms and opinions. Even though the first years of his tenure were accompanied by significant economic progress, his authoritarian system and oppression of the opposition later defined him a dictator like any other. Being an army general, napoleon was successful in maintaining law and order as well as peace throughout france. The people had limited avenues to rebel or oppose the emperor and his administration and as such always had control over france until his defeat in

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