Napoleon’s Beliefs and Morals

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Essay #: 071538
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Napoleon's Beliefs and Morals
In the late 18th century and early 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte had managed to revolutionize warfare as well as military strategies in such a way, he was able to conquer a lot of territory and lead many armies. He also gave his soldiers a feeling of nationalism and pride, so they will be more passionate about fighting for their country. He was a very determined emperor who used mix of different strategies to attack enemies. By doing this, he was able to “organize, oversee, and assure the supplying of and communication between larger armies (Merriman 492). He made empire, and worked his hardest to make sure it had a well developed legal, schooling, and financial system that worked for every people. As an...
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..... and more land. His first goal was to create nationalism for country of France, but as he got more power, he forgot this goal, and was only focused on his own glory, not the glory of country. In Napoleon, we see a major transformation in his beliefs and morals as he got more conquests. He went from trying to encourage nationalism, and build an organized system in his empire to becoming a tyrant whose main priority is to just conquer as much territory as he can. In a way, his ego had gotten bigger, and he became more and more greedy. Overall, Napoleon was at first guided by ideals, or at least wanted it to seem this way, and then became obviously guided by practical concerns of power.
Reference
Brophy (pages 411-418)
Merriman (pages 488-513)