Napoleon Bonaparte Tyrant

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A Benevolent Tyrant In today’s media, heroes have increasingly darker decisions to make. Introducing a moral grey area not only makes a story more interesting, it makes it more believable because the higher a person is raised, the more people want to believe that they are perfect. This is never the case. All people society reveres as heroes have made questionable choices. In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte staged a coup d’etat in France. History books are not positive whether he was motivated by selfish interests or a wish to protect the republic. Many believe he betrayed the French Revolution by becoming a dictator. Regardless of his motivations, Napoleon created a stable government based off of many key principles of the French Revolution. Napoleon ruled in accordance with the general will and the ideals of the French Revolution, making him a hero of its principles.…show more content…
The code held that all men are equal under the law, guaranteed the right to choose an occupation, and protected freedom of religion. French Revolutionaries fought tirelessly for the equality and freedom that Napoleon provided in his code of laws. By organizing the ideals of the revolution into a constitution, Napoleon created a stable and effective government. Napoleon ruled France for about 16 years while the French Revolution enjoyed only two years of rational, somewhat peaceful, government. As well as applying the code to France, Napoleon extended it to any and all countries that he conquered. Napoleon took the ideals of the French Revolution and championed them both within France and past its borders. The largest flaw in the revolutionary implementation of rights was the quick deterioration into chaos and violence which prevented real change from taking root. By being a strong leader and writing an organized code of laws, Napoleon prevented history from repeating
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