Many citizens also feared Napoleon’s secret police that enforced loyalty to the First Consul and it grew tension as many citizens were learning to trust in each other again. Censorship is the last reinforcement Napoleon had used to secure esteem from the French citizens because, “whatever its limitations, official propaganda became an important function of an Empire almost constantly at war” (Ellis 170). Napoleon had not provided this liberty of free speech and information while at the time of the revolution it had been one of the important goals of the
Napoleon Bonaparte is 19th century Europe's greatest opportunist because after a period of total governmental revolution, he was able to take advantage of a nation's citizens who were seeking a solution from any source. France was coming from an era so awful that it was appropriately named the “Reign of Terror”, so this was an extremely weak time for the country which made them desperate for a source of stability. Brilliantly, Napoleon recognized his nation's wants and needs in order to consolidate his power along with ultimately gain control over not only France but a massive portion of Europe. Napoleon consolidated his power by using his accomplishments, promising equality and liberty, and marrying for political alliances. Napoleon's
Nevertheless, Caligula was a man who gained too much power and let it slip out of his hands by death. Although no one will ever truly understand Caligula, only Caligula knows the answer. However, if Suetonius was alive, no one would ever believe his claims on Caligula that he was crazy. One thing’s for certain, Caligula triumphs as a groundbreaking Emperor who did everything his own way without question. Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard.
Octavian avoided such titles since he already had the power of an emperor and knew that there was a stigma towards the term monarch. He would only become a monarch as long as the people desired him to be one. Cassius Dio adds, “The name of monarchy, to be sure, the Romans so detested that they called their emperors neither dictators nor kings nor anything of the sort; yet since the final authority for the government devolves upon them, they must need kings.” The reason why Julius Caesar was assassinated was because he did not care enough on how the senate and people perceived him. He acted in public as a monarch in which roman republic tradition condemns. Octavian was intelligent enough to understand that you can be an emperor but you have to
Napoleon Bonaparte is considered by many to be the most polarizing and influential figure of the 18th and 19th centuries. The influence of Napoleon was not also felt domestically in France, but also affected Europe as a continent. He instituted many reforms into France’s culture, such as the Napoleonic Code and advances to French education. These developments showed him to be both a liberal and a conservative during his tenure. Altogether, the advances made by Napoleon changed the course of European history, inspiring other European countries to fight for independence over tyranny, by appearing as a hero to some and a tyrant to others.
On the 2 December 1804 was Napoleon di Buonaparte coroneted emperor over the empires he had created from dust and blood, the empire that stretched from the beaches of Corsica to the dunes of the Netherlands. Why did he create this huge empire and what was his goals and destiny that he had planned for it? Napoleon had a dream that he needed to fulfil. He wanted to build an empire out of Europe for the sake of unity and control, this dream was fuelled by his great knowledge of history. This knowledge of history can also be noted when analysing his military tactics and advancements.
Throughout the story, Brutus was one of the few characters that understood the way power could change a man. He feared that Caesar would become a tyrant with all his new power and that Rome would suffer from his rule. He states this multiple times in the story. During Caesar’s funeral, Brutus states “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more,” (JC 3.2.23). It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good.
A severely under appreciated portion of Napoleon Bonapartes 's rise to power is his manipulation of propaganda. Napoleon was a master of using propaganda to manipulate the general opinion of the people, and excelled in keeping his reputation untarnished even when under the full weight of the British propagandists (the exception to this being the claim of his lack of stature, which combatted the idea of Napoleon as a giant of combat, which flourished after his demise). Napoleon succeeded in not only bolstering his one image in the eye of the public, but tarnishing the legacy of those he ripped power from. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Corsica on the 15th of August, 1769. His family, as minor Corsican nobles, were large and supported 8 children,
However, he had very little proof that Caesar would actually become a tyrant. Caesar had always cared a lot for the Roman public, even naming all Romans benefactors in his will. “Here is the will, and under Caesar’s seal, to every Roman he gives, To every man, seventy-five drachmas.” (3.2.238). If Caesar had survived to become King, he likely would have improved the standard of living for the Plebeians, and made their lives better. A likely consequence of this would be less power for the nobles such as Brutus.
It’s hard to defer whether or not John Adams was an effective president because, although many historians believe that Adams was correct in not expanding the naval war with France into a conflict which saved many people’s lives, there were things that he established and believed that completely contradicted the newly established constitution. This could’ve put America into jeopardy. These things included the belief that the executive branch should stand above politics, his agreement to sign the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the fact that mostly of the people in the United States, including his own party, turned away from his ideas, which definitely did not make him the most effective president. Much of Adam’s isolation reflected a well conceived
Also his distinguished military career that helped him win The Battle of New Orleans is one of his few accomplishments. But all of these things do not excuse the suffering he caused for America. His total attitude towards being president was if he didn 't like something, then it will not happen. Regardless of what others think. If I were to give Andrew Jackson a letter grade for his presidency, I would give him an F because of the spoils system, the trail of tears, and the corrupted national bank.
In France, Napoleon was one of the greatest generals and warriors ever. This was a big problem for Britain. I believe that this war should never have been fought, just because a few greedy merchants wanted to start the war. The crazy thing is that both sides gained nothing in this war. Indians fought many wars, but the war of 1812 was the