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Napoleon Seen as a Child of the Enlightenment.

Summary: Napoleon's military success lacked any evidence of the ideals of the enlightenment, but his new tactics and techniques did affect international warfare for several years to come.
"Napoleon was a child of the Enlightenment." Is an inaccurate statement, although Napoleon heightened the country of France to a world power, he did so on his own terms of absolute tyranny, military success, and the abolition of newly gained rights. Napoleon was bred for success and was taught it everyday of his childhood, his mother compelled him to be the best, and he did exactly that.

Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the Directory in November of 1799. The Directory was a weak and corrupt government that displeased the people. Napoleon, being a war-hero was glorified for overthrowing it. With growing popularity, Napoleon eventually usurped the throne of France in 1804. After Napoleon became Emperor of France, he led France with a strict military dictatorship. Establishing peace and order throughout the state.

Napoleon was considered a military genius and madman. After establishing order on the homeland...

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