Polish Support of Napoleon: A Big Mistake? Research Paper

Polish Support of Napoleon: A Big Mistake?
A discussion of the Polish support of Napoleon Bonaparte after the third partition of Poland.
# 117042 | 3,447 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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The paper explains how, after the third partition of Poland in 1795, the Poles needed a fearless leader, who was powerful enough to rise up and take back Poland and regain Polish independence. The paper discusses the roles of Prince Adam Czartoryski and Alexander and how the Poles put their fate in the hands of Napoleon Bonaparte I of France. The paper shows how the mistake of the Polish people was not that they orginally supported Napoleon but that they continued to support Napoleon throughout all the disappointments and casualties.

Outline:
The Polish Legions
Napoleon, Alexander, and Czartoryski
Victory to the Poles
Napoleon Was Not the Answer

From the Paper:

"In the year 1795, during the American and French Revolutions, the kingdom known as Poland was wiped off the map after the Third Partition. The territory once known as Poland was then divided amongst the Russians, the Prussians, and the Austrians. After the Third Partition the Polish population didn't know how to function. They became a Nationality that had no state in which to claim their own. They lost their sense of self, and worthiness within society. Quickly the Polish elite known as the Szlachta scrambled for a way in which they could regain their State. The term now referred to as the Polish Question came to be in which they asked whether Poland will regain Independence and if so how? The Poles needed a fearless leader, one who was powerful enough to rise up and take back Poland and Polish Independence."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bowle, John. Napoleon. Chicago: Follett, 1975.
  • Davies, Norman. God's Playground. New York: Columbia UP, 1982.
  • Kukiel, M. Czartoryski and European Unity. New Jersey: Princeton UP, 1955.
  • McLynn, Frank. Napoleon. New York: Arcade, 1997.
  • McLynn, Frank. Napoleon. New York: Arcade, 1997.

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