Napoleon Bonaparte Research Paper

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On May 5th, 1821, a former French ruler died at the age of 51 on the remote island of Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military strategists in history. During his reign, he revolutionized military organization, enacted the Napoleonic Code, centralized education and made the long-lived Concordat with the papacy. Napoleons greatest achievement was the Napoleonic Code, it ensured that everyone had an equal chance in wealth and status. In 1796, under the direction of Napoleon, the rebuilt the army of Italy and won numerous vital battles against the Austrians and greatly expanded the French empire. In addition, Napoleon reformed the country’s economy, legal system and education. He allowed freedom of religion and negotiated a European peace. Furthermore, one of Napoleons greatest achievement is the Bank of France. In the 1800s, he founded the Bank of France, which balanced the budget for the first time since 1738, brought the inflation under control, and removed the national debt within a year. The bank guaranteed a strong economy for France and helped finance Napoleon’s conquests. Napoleon was a skilled military strategist and leader, he saved the people of France during the chaos of the revolution by bringing equality and stability.
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