Napoleon Bonaparte Pros And Cons

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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. ¨Thus, it was Napoleon who shot down the columns of rebels marching against the National Convention (13 Vendémiaire year IV;…show more content…
Thus, General Napoleon, now Emperor, took control of the military and defeated Austria on his first Italian campaign. The treaty of Campo Formio was signed, resulting in a territorial gain for Napoleonic France. After The Little Corsican ended the Reign of Terror’s government based around terror itself, legal and political reforms were made to reshape and rebuild France into a new, functional empire. Napoleon overthrew the Directory with his famous Coup d'etat of 18 Brumaire, ending the previous government that revolved around terror. A Consulate was established to act as the government for the new empire. It consisted of three separate consuls, the first one being Napoleon himself, who wielded all of the real power and made all of the major decisions, and the executive and legislative branches, who had the power to create new laws and approve or veto them respectively. ¨The Consulate’s work of administrative reform, undertaken at Bonaparte’s instigation, was to be more lasting than the constitution and so more important for France. At the
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