Napoleon Bonaparte's Legacy

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“Even when I am gone, I shall remain in people's minds the star of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their efforts, the motto of their hopes” -Napoleon. Napoleon can be considered to be one of the most significant leaders in European history. Although he came from humble beginnings, Napoleon was determined to conquer Europe and better his homeland of France. What Napoleon achieved during his reign can be easily compared to iconic war heros such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Charlemagne. Using his absolute god-given natural skills as a leader, Napoleon Bonaparte had the exceptional ability to use preserve the ideas of the French Revolution, his remarkable skills on the battlefield, and the legacy he left. The French…show more content…
Currently the country was in the hands of Napoleon. He had the responsibility to make or break the legacy left before him. Napoleon started his reign on the right food by bringing the Revolution to a close. He rewarded the citizens of France with privileges that never had during the monarchy. These rights, although simple meant a lot the french people, as they appreciated their new gifts of equality, justice, and freedom. Napoleon also strived to be an inspirational figure, or someone that would be an exemplary for his people. It was through this that he gained the trust and loyalty of his subjects. The motto of the French Revolution was Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. This is what…show more content…
The leader of a nation’s decisions, even the smallest ones can create a huge impact on their country. Napoleon executed this particularly well during his battle triumphs. The success that Napoleon held as a military general was predicted right from the beginning from his time serving as a soldier. Victory after victory was the common outcome for a Napoleon mentored battle. War was Napoleon’s greatest advantage and he used it to his advantage. With the respect he gained from the people of France, he was able to gain the support to keep going with his triumphs. The people loved him, and paired with the military skills he had, was a match made in heaven. One of Napoleon’s most iconic strategies was his way of travelling light. Napoleon ordered his men to travel light on the battlefield, so that they could quickly and easily move from place to place. The supplies and items that they would’ve been carrying were mostly looted from the houses of the conquered. With a simple strategy Napoleon was able to conquer massive areas of Europe, and retrieve riches and territory for

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