Rough Draft A leader can benefit or destroy a nation, as well as lead their country to the top of the ranks or to the very bottom. Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest and most influential leaders in all of history because he ended the French Revolution, reformed french and world politics and expanded his empire all over the globe. The Reign of Terror, a period of time that can be compared to the horrors of the Black Plague or the Holocaust, was swiftly ended by Napoleon Bonaparte, who launched an overthrow of the government and took over as the new leader. The new leader did everything he could to restore France to its former glory. He got rid of any of the fools who opposed him, for he knew they would hold back his great plan of creating a new, better France.
When it comes to Napoleon there are two views you can have. He was a hero, a champion of the revolutionary ideals who almost united Europe under one flag. He was a demon, a villain who betrayed the revolution that he came into power through, and he dealt more damage to it than all of the ancien regime combined. Some major figures in European history have had the former opinion, Charles De Gaulle, while others have had the latter opinion, Ludwig van Beethoven. Personally, when I think about what happened before, during, and after the revolution, as well as the basic causes and the core of the revolution, I have to agree with the later opinion despite my deep and heartfelt admiration for both Napoleon and his accomplishments.
Napoleon caused the rise of nationalism by arousing national feelings of the Germans, the polish and the Italians. together with the exemplary success of the French army from 1792 onwards, the idea was widespread and cannot be suppressed. This greatly affected Europe, although it did not seem significant at that time-revolts did indeed happen, but they were soon suppressed but the military forces of the great powers. The spread of these ideologies that shaped the modern day Europe was impossible to be
To many, Washington was known for his lightning campaign and timely guerilla actions, which completely unhinged the British at times (“George Washington”). He was extremely clever and tactical and was able to think of well thought out plans. Washington also had barely any experience in commanding a large army but brought many strengths to his position (“Ten facts about George Washington in the Revolutionary War”). His only experience before was during the French and Indian War. He was able to take his untrained and small army and commanded them to defeat the British.One of Washington 's smartest moves was actually off the battlefield.
Caesar was a famous military general that had great hopes and dreams of becoming the king of Rome, but was prevented from doing so by his death. Caesar was a great man. He was very brave and noble,having all the virtues of a hero, but most terrible in his ambitiousness. Ultimately, it was his great ambition that leads to his downfall finally ending in his death. Caesar’s death was the most tragic part of the story by far.
Napoleon Bonaparte rose to power through a radical republic produced by the french revolution. He was able to do this through his immense military success and the resulting support from the population. He had painted himself to be a war hero, and the public believed it willingly. His subsequent downfall from power fittingly came from his major military losses. During the french revolution, Napoleon was a supporter, from afar, and let that influence his policies during his reign as Emperor.
Some examples of dictators are Napoleon Bonaparte, Idi Amin, Julius Caesar and of course Macbeth. They are all real life dictators but this Macbeth is not the same as the real one even though they both did commit similar crimes against humanity. All of the dictators that were mentioned actually share many similarities from their ambition to their downfall. For example, some of the similarities between Macbeth and Napoleon is that Macbeth was so ambitious and destined to be the king that he did anything to gain what he wanted, as well as napoleon, he waited to gain power and he was very prideful and foolish. Macbeth 's actions and ambition was what led him to his downfall.
The idelogies of chivalry developed initially in France and then spread through the rest of Europe. In the 11th century, the Frankish nobility had passed on the pride, war-likeness, contempt of peaceful pursuits, impatience with restraint and extreme individualism to their offsprings. Arrogance, hatred of restraint and love of battle were bred into the very bone of the 11th century French aristocrats. The strategic and economic circumstances then favoured these personal qualities to an extent that they had a complete monopoly of the military profession . The knights, hereafter, were in a dominate position of 11th century France.
Ozymandias proudly states that he is the "king of kings" aligns him with the French missionary, Chauvelin, these characters are both power hungry and both lose their power in the end because of misuse. Ozymandias had great power, but soon lost it to misfortune and power hungry, Chauvelin in the book, Scarlet Pimpernel, became cocky and thought he was the best and soon lost his power