Napoleon as a Revolutionary Argumentative Essay by Timo

Napoleon as a Revolutionary
This paper argues that Napoleon was, in fact, a reactionary and not a revolutionary.
# 45275 | 670 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Oct 03, 2003 in History (European) , History (Leaders) , History (European - 19th century)

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This paper discusses how, not only did Napoleon Bonaparte not have revolutionary ideas, but, instead, he had quite the opposite reactions. The writer argues that he used the "chaos and turmoil of the French Revolution" to stand as a beacon of strength and consistency to which the citizens could cling, thus giving Napoleon power. In the end, the writer shows that Napoleon worked against the French Revolution by creating exactly what the Revolution sought to eliminate in France: an absolutist monarchy.

From the Paper:

"Although Napoleon had many revolutionary ideas and did several revolutionary things, he was truly at most a moderate revolutionary. He put on a revolutionary front to mask his Imperialist sentiments. In order to gain control, he used the chaos and turmoil of the French Revolution to allow himself to shine as a beacon of power and stability to the people of France. Although he was generally successful in achieving the umbrella goal of the revolution which was to unify France, he did this to help achieve his own personal ambitions of power and not for the good of the populace."

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