Napoleon was successful for a variety of reasons until 1806. Motivation, Toulon, tactics, subordinates, ambition, meritocracy, Code Napoleon, Austerlitz and the enemy making mistakes were all very influential in his success. Motivation was a significant reason for Napoleon’s success as having a motivated army that fought hard for their leader was very useful in battle. He took time to speak to his soldiers asking them how their families were, he gave them medals if they deserved it, by doing this he gave them motivation and it also meant that others around them wanted to do better to receive praise themselves from Napoleon. He also gave speeches to the army to motivate them, which also developed the feeling of comradery within the ranks.
Louis the 14th was a very powerful king that had many positive influences over the country of France. As absolute monarch, Louis the 14th had an incredible strategy for ruling and improving his county, making him noteworthy of the title as the greatest king in the history of his country. Louis was able to increase France’s economy by producing its own goods to trade with other countries, as opposed to purchasing goods from other places, which proves to be more costly. In addition to that, he assembled the most advanced army in Europe at that time. Interestingly, Louis became a patron of the arts, and greatly shaped France’s culture by emphasizing the importance of art and theater, climaxing with the Palace at Versailles.
From 1799 to 1815, how far did Napoleon maintain the aims of the French Revolution? The main aims of the French revolution before Napoleon came to power was to promote “Liberty, equality and fraternity” by putting an end to feudal privileges and the absolute rule of the monarchy and the king. Napoleon made many reforms in France which mainly supported the ideas of the revolution. However he also made several steps in securing himself as an absolute ruler of France, going against the ideas of the revolution. In October 1799 Napoleon became first consul of the government and in so being became the most powerful man in France.
France needed a leader who not only shared democratic ideals of the revolution, but had the sheer genius and iron hand to see them into reality. France needed a child of equality and sovereignty to sew its tattered flag, and Napoleon Bonaparte was exactly that child. His love for equality and sovereignty was displayed in both his attitudes and policies as a result of religious ideas, national equality, and social reforms. Napoleon maintained democratic ideals of the revolution in every sense of the word. Even if his actions seemed to undo the gains of the revolution, the purpose held and the results achieved say otherwise.
Francois attended College Louis-le-Grand in the marvelous city of Paris where he got one of the highest educations available at the time. His father had a very active role in the writing culture, which inspired Voltaire’s ambitions to be writer and philosopher. Francois senior disapproved of these ambitions but was not successful in trying to crush them. An enlightenment idea that Voltaire is know for are that all people should have the freedoms of speech, press, and religion. He also had an idea that revolved around apposing monarchy, militarism, and slavery.
This city in southern France rebelled by opening ports to Britain, and Napoleon quickly developed a plan to rid France of the English ships and their soldiers. Indeed, there will always be an army who will advance past the strategic or technological abilities of other armies in some way, but to construe this to mean that Napoleon was successful merely because he was the first to employ a system is obtuse. He created the corps system out of his own genius, and it worked. Napoleon deserves credit for the military tactics he created and executed with
There are several reasons as to why Lloyd George won the general election in 1918 such as his personal popularity, the success of the wartime coalition government in winning the war, the increased number of votes from the public and David Lloyd Georges decisions and promises made during the election campaign. Lloyd Georges personal popularity was mainly based on his achievements of leading the country successfully through the Great War after the collapse of Asquith's government. Although Lloyd George was a liberal himself, he became head of the coalition government, mainly of unionists or conservatives with Liberals and Labours support. He was increasingly seen as having the necessary energy to drive and achieve victory becoming the 'man who won the war'. The 1918 election subsequently became known as the coupon election in reference to the signed letter of endorsement that selected coalition candidates received from Lloyd George and the conservative leader Andrew Bonar Law.
How Napoleon has been depicted as Wartime General? If we consider why after two centuries after his death, we are still so interested in Napoleon Bonaparte’s achievements and in his equally great downfall part of the answer lies in his personality and character in which enabled him to seize Paris. Napoleons skillful leadership helped to crush rebellions within France and also greatly expand the territories of France; including a surprising victory over the more powerful Austrian army. After reading Napoleons memories edited by Somereset De Chair I got to grips with what Napoleon felt about himself and how he had matured and changed throughout his life after being a normal officer to a hero to the French. The opening line of the book it says ‘I have commended my memories with the siege of Toulon, I did not consider my actions previous to that date as belonging to history’ He goes on to say that it is the people and what their opinions on the matter which make and change the history before the time of the siege of Toulon.
 He aimed to earn the love of his people by reinstating the parlements. While none doubted Louis's intellectual ability to rule France, it was quite clear that, although raised as the Dauphin since 1765, he lacked firmness and decisiveness. In spite of his indecisiveness, Louis was determined to be a good king, stating that he "must always consult public opinion; it is never wrong. " Louis therefore appointed an experienced advisor, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, comte de Maurepas who, until his death in 1781, would take charge of many important ministerial functions. Radical financial reforms by Turgot and Malesherbes angered the nobles and were blocked by the parlements who insisted that the King did not have the legal right to levy new taxes.
From the time of the Revolutionary War this country has gained a government, laws and freedoms. George Washington’s bravery and intelligence led him to great victory. Defeating the British in the Revolutionary War made it possible to become our own country and decide how that country would be run. It was due to Washington’s leadership as a general that we defeated the British; because of that victory Washington was elected the first president of the Unites States. Washington served as president for two terms, during which he accomplished many new things.