Napoleon 's Position As The Leader Of France

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The French Revolution marked a significant shift in the status of not only

France but also Europe and the world as an entirety. In a period of uproar and

uncertainty, the people of France saw themselves without a specific leader to alter

the status of the country. By taking full control of almost every aspect of the country,

Napoleon Bonaparte 's position as the leader of France saw significant changes in the

army, economic and social positions of the once powerful nation. In his rapid rise to

power in the 19th century, he influenced the world momentously.

On August 15, 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Corsica to an

unwealthy lawyer, Carlo Buonaparte and his wife, Letizia Romalino Buinaparte. He

went to school in France and graduated from a military academy. He went on to

become a second lieutenant in the French army, a few years before the beginning of

the French revolution. In just a few years the monarchy was overthrown and France

was declared a republic. For the first few years of the French Revolution, Napolean

was home in Corsica with his family on military leave, but they soon fled from their

island to France in 1793. Once he started serving again he became closely associated

with Augustin Roberspierre, brother of Maximilien Robespierre, who led the Reign

of Terror. Because of this association to the brothers, he was briefly placed on house

Napoleon was married twice. His first wife would not give him children, so he

had their…
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