How Did Napoleon Bonaparte Contribution To The Roman Empire?

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In ancient history, the Roman Empire was considered very strong. The empire worn many battles at war, its system of governance was highly organized compared to other nations and it had a stronger economy. For this reason, many nations looked up on Rome and worked had to emulate the empire. Napoleon Bonaparte, as the first emperor of France, also wanted to emulate the leadership of Rome. He therefore performed his duties like the Roman emperors, so as to make France strong in battles and also highly organized in its governance ("Napoleon Bonaparte - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com," n.d.). This made him become continually associated with ancient Rome. Napoleon Bonaparte associated himself with the Roman Empire in many ways. One of the ways was through war since Napoleon was a great army general. He won many wars in the battles. This created a tie between him and Rome, which was also winning battles. From his childhood, Napoleon was always intrigued by the Romans. This motivated him to rise up the ranks to become a great army general and later an emperor who led France. Rome was also led by an emperor, thus bringing a close…show more content…
This caused a great division even among the French nationals, since some of the people were Christians. This divisions led to in-fighting which weakened France from within. This called for unity among between the Empire’s rulers and the church. Napoleon realized the importance of the church to his rule. He therefore concentrated in making the church an avenue through which he could increase obedience and control over the Christians. He therefore began engaging the church leaders on different platforms to earn their trust and most importantly, earn respect and control over the Christians in his Empire. This helped to bring a sense of trust and acceptance for Christianity and therefore increased unity. This in turn made Napoleon’s empire strong and also deepened the association with
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