The Positive Impacts Of Napoleon Bonaparte And The French Revolution

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Napoleon Bonaparte was an exceptionally influential political and military leader, and became the first emperor of France. He was born in France in 1769, and started learning military tactics early on, first at a military college, then upgraded to a military academy. He graduated early from the academy, then soon rose to power where his real career began and where he made some good and bad choices. Many people today still have strong opinions on whether or not he was good for France or not.
One side thinks that over the entirety of his career, Napoleon was good for France, and overall made a positive impact. When it comes to his role in ending the French revolution, he reformed the military, politics, and the economy. All of the changes he
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However, soon it all turned downhill and into shambles, until Napoleon rose to power and stabilized France again. Napoleon did become a dictator, but it was not absolute monarchy because he set many laws and rules and gave rights to people that he actually followed, which absolute monarchs didn’t do, since they thought their actions had no boundaries and didn’t feel the need to follow ant rules or laws. Napoleon also spread the positive aspects of the French Revolution in several ways. One of the goals of the French Revolution was freedom of religion. He restored the Catholic Church in France and insured liberty, equality, and fraternity to all religions, and besides Catholicism he was especially supportive and helpful to Jews. He also held multiple reforms that helped France’s economy. For example, he continued to implement the development of infrastructure to aid trade. He also created the Bank of France in order to renew economic growth in France. Also, the Napoleonic Code holds principles and ideas that still hold today, as it was a very influential set of laws and rules. …show more content…
As I stated above, those that are pro Napoleon like his role in ending the French Revolution because he brought stability and rights to France, and ended monarchy. However, also he ended it, he himself became a dictator, much like a monarch. Also, although he did improve France in some ways, many of those advances were lost, including monarchy, since after his reign monarchy made a return, not as strong but it was still present, and wasn’t completely abolished until years later. There were also many positive aspects about the French Revolution that Napoleon subverted. He became so obsessed with having power that he got ahead of himself and ended up taking too much control of the people of France, and limited the freedom that he claimed was there as stated in his Napoleonic Code. He even reestablished slavery in some French colonies through the Law he implemented on May 20th, 1802. One of the main principles of the French Revolution was liberty, equality, and fraternity, and he violated all three of these. Napoleon wanted to conquer as much of Europe as he possibly could, by using military force and taking control of those countries. This violates liberty as those conquered countries no longer have their freedom as they’re under the control of Napoleon. He violated the principle of equality because he made himself emperor and had tremendous power over his people, and

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