Essay about Napoleon

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In the early 19th century a man by the name of Napoleon

Bonaparte led a Coup D’etat that created a new government

in France. This new government started out with a tribunal

leadership, which Napoleon was first consul, and later

changed to an empire with Napoleon as emperor. Some

people believe that he made the revolution better and

expanded the revolution but this is not true. The facts, when

closely looked at, prove that Napoleon effectively destroyed

the revolution by telling the people of his country one thing

while he was actually planning on doing something totally

different. He deceived people so well that he is still

convincing people today that he was a defender of the

revolution. With this pack of deception Napoleon
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Napoleon vowed to implement the

ideals of the tennis court oath that was the actual beginning

of the revolution. He created a legislature and left it

powerless. It could not make any laws, it could only suggest

what laws the emperor should make and it could not

examine the finances of the country. This legislature was the

beginning of a large plan to deceive the French people into

believing that he was spreading the revolution. The

Napoleonic Wars was the largest plan of deceit by

Napoleon. These series of wars basically killed off a whole

generation of French people. To finance and fight these

series of wars Napoleon had to have the support of the

French public. To get this he told the people that the rest of

Europe was against the revolution and would not let any

changes take place so he was going to take a large army and

force the rest of Europe to recognize the revolution. The

people liked this idea but that was not really the reason why

Napoleon was going to invade Europe. He thought that in

order to be a great leader he would have to have many

victories in battle. All of these battles took a toll on the age

group of 21 through 50. As he needed more men he

widened the age limitations. One such war that was foolishly

fought was with Russia after the relations between Alexander

I and Napoleon deteriorated. Napoleon invaded Russia but

as the Russian army moved back they burned anything that

Napoleon could use. When the harsh winter set in

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