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  • Why Is Napoleon Bonaparte A Tyrant

    crowned emperor of France for life after winning a plebiscite. When Napoleon became emperor, he used many Enlightenment ideas and used them to create the government and empire he desired. According to the World History: Modern Times textbook, Napoleon brought stability to France and established a single law code, known as the Napoleonic Code or the Civil Code, that recognized the equality of all citizens before the law (Spielvogel 230). Some of the general reforms that he did to improve the condition of France was that he gave the freedom of worship, stabilized food prices, class equality, rebuilt Paris, etc. He gave the freedom of worship to his people. He also stabilized food prices since many people were starving before because the food prices were exceptionally high. He had set up meritocracy in order to destroy the feudal system and bring class equality. Meritocracy is a system that chooses people to hold power based on their abilities and qualifications. He rebuilt Paris after the chaotic French Revolution. He encouraged industrial growth as well as built canals and roads. Some of the legal reforms that he did to improve the government of France was the Napoleonic Code, which was a single set of laws for all of France, equality for all under the law, basic liberties, created a better tax system and lowered taxes, as well as stabilized markets and trade. He also mandated schools which means basic education for everyone. He set up a strong bureaucracy government which…

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  • Difference Between Napoleonic Code And The French Revolution

    Of course, with everything settled in, Napoleon created the Napoleonic Code. The Napoleonic Code, (or the Civil Code of 1804) was one of the most important things that Napoleon has done. During the monarchy, or the reign of Louis XVI, the Convention began the process of organizing and updating the French laws, but was interrupted by the Revolution. Napoleon orders the Council of State to seek from lawyers to arrange the laws of the land and Napoleon himself attended the discussions and debates.…

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte's Perception Of Nationalism

    concluding of the French revolution, a powerful figure emerged out of the turmoil to take charge of France. Napoleon Bonaparte changed the face of Europe by bringing stability and unity in Europe. Napoleon’s ascent from a simple Corsican soldier to the most powerful man on earth “brought many ideas of liberty, equality and fraternity. Nationalism [the exalting one nation above all others and placing emphasis on its culture as opposed to those of other nations] spread through France as Napoleon…

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  • The Enlightenment Ideas Of Napoleon Bonaparte's Reforms

    government and society. Through the use of a system called the Napoleonic Code, Napoleon Bonaparte reformed France using many ideas that came from French philosophes during the Enlightenment. Prior to the…

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  • How Did Napoleon Bonaparte Contribute To The French Revolution

    government, industrializing , and creating the Napoleonic Code. Napoleon took control of France in 1799 the government at this time was extremely delicate due to the revolution that had just occurred. According to Biography.com , Napoleon took over when the people needed a leader, but the only kind of leader the French people have ever seen was a Monarchy so they let him become a military dictator. During Napoleon's dictatorship he created two national assemblies. The national assemblies was…

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  • How Did Napoleon Bonaparte Rise To Power

    figure to pop into my head. In my vision, Napoleon is the most important man during the century. Beginning his rise to power as a military leader during the French Revolution, Napoleon transformed the French Republic into the First French Empire and became Emperor of France. This man created one of history’s greatest Empires, the Napoleonic code, and indirectly created the Congress of Vienna. These actions would embed Napoleon in Europe’s history forever. Napoleons actions kicked off the 19th…

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  • Was Napoleon A Hero Or A Tyrant?

    In my opinion Napoleon was a hero and not a tyrant because of the many modern systems and ideas that are still used today that were instituted by him. Firstly before Napoleon had come into power france had no standard law system, the punishment for lets say theft would vary from province to province and how powerful the person you stole from was. After napoleon had instituted the napoleonic code, france's first standard law system the punishment would not vary and you would get punished more…

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte And Napoleon: Leaders Of Change During The Period Of Germany

    emperor and was not able to have significant political power. Napoleon was able to implement many reforms and policies through his political power. He initiated many reforms in public education, infrastructure, and agriculture. Moreover, Napoleon promulgated the Concordat. The Concordat was an agreement between Napoleon and the Pope. It allowed the Church to appoint clergy in France but gave it no power over national affairs. Church lands seized under the revolution belonged to France under the…

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte's Life And How He Changed France

    Napoleon Bonaparte By: Seth D. Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the most powerful military leaders of the 18th and 19th centuries, changed Europe and France. His cunning battle tactics and strategies opted him to be emperor of France which he did become. Even though he was a pretty bad person, some may refer him to Hitler of the 18th century. People say he is similar to Adolf Hitler because how he was a ruthless country taker over like him. I've even heard people call Napoleon Bonaparte the…

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte Hero Or Tyrant

    accomplishments modified the French society and ultimately the civilized world. Napoleon is sometimes viewed as a tyrant, but ultimately he showed more heroic nationalistic traits than tyrannical. On, Napoleon: Summit to Greatness, they said, “Napoleon goes in with bayonets. But also with a civil code.”(Napoleon Summit of Greatness) Others will say that Napoleon was very selfish by always…

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