Napoleon I of France Essay | The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte

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The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte

Summary: The great French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte had initially capitalized on the reforms of the French Revolution to improve the lives of French citizens. But over time, Napoleon's lust for power overcame his good economic, political and military accomplishments, and his transformation into a selfish dictator led to his fall.
From the late 1700s to the early 1800s, the ideas of the French Revolution, liberty, prosperity, and equality, inspired many people. Napoleon Bonaparte emerged as an important figure for reestablishing order in France and initially gained the trust and support of his countrymen. Unfortunately, Napoleon's desire for power destroyed his original goal to support the ideals of the French Revolution. Napoleon's intention was to hurt other countries' economies, but he hurt France's economy more. In addition to this, Napoleon was so focused on taking over Europe, that he did not spend enough time working on his original goal and on his own country. Lastly, Napoleon's government and policies limited people's rights, instead of giving them liberty. Over time as Napoleon became a dictator; he lost sight of his original goal.

Over all, Napoleon Bonaparte did more harm then good, although in some areas...

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