Napoleon Bonaparte and Mohandas Gandhi - Two Great Leaders Essays

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Some historians view history as a chain of events caused or involving certain extraordinary people. This viewpoint can be supported by examining the impact that leaders have had on their society throughout history. These exceptional individuals led their people in a new direction whether or good or bad. Two leaders who changed the society in which they lived were Napoleon Bonaparte and Mohandas Gandhi. Napoleon was able to lead his country out of civil war and economic crisis into prosperity and glory through warfare. However greedy and power hungry he was, still, should not overshadow the fact that he rejuvenated his country to its former prominence. Gandhi was able to win India’s independence from Great Brittan through non-violent and…show more content…
He wanted to reassert France as a world power and through his conquests brought economic stability and peace back to his country. Napoleon ultimately was just trying to change his countries economic and political situation while advancing his own personal situation. He accomplished this through his military genius and many epic battles. Napoleon’s impact was not only on his own country, but on the whole world. He brought his society back from turmoil and darkness to a world power still strong today. France would be a third-world country today if not for Napoleon and his leadership. It is safe to say that Mohandas Gandhi is the epitomy of peace and righteousness. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Brittan was using India for its natural resources such as tea and cotton. Many Indians wanted their independence and were willing to use violent methods to get it. Gandhi wanted India’s independence too but he was very intelligent in realizing that Brittan’s army was far more equipped and trained and force would be useless against them. His idea was to have India gain her independence through civil disobedience and non-violence. One of his most famous acts that he organized was the Dandi Salt March in 1930. It was 400 km (240 mi) and gained Gandhi worldwide recognition. World public opinion turned against Brittan bringing them shame and for India and Gandhi. After pressure from the rest of world and from increasing Indian acts

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