During Napoleon's time, he was a considered an Enlightened leader who led the French towards progression, prior to failing later in his career. Napoleon, was not the epitome of the ultimate dictator nor necessarily the greatest Enlightenment advocate for his people, but he did pursue both concepts that brought France to glory. POLITICAL/MILITARY: Napoleon Bonaparte continued being promoted until he seized the opportunity to control France. Bonaparte, used the French Revolution and French nationalism to unite the country. He did this by supporting the French Revolution and raised French nationalism with his bold moves to ruin Britain, France's greatest enemy.
King Louis XIV King Louis XIV of France had an impact on France and the French people. King Louis XIV was an unruly ruler of France over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He loved having all the power to himself and not trusting any other people. King Louis XIV believed in absolutism, which is the belief in an almighty Monarch to rule the country. King Louis could be considered a very destructive monarch to France’s reputation and to France itself.
In source 4 we also learn that much must have depended on diplomatic relations with Maximilian and Ferdinand, however Henry’s allies proved unfaithful and unreliable. Source 4, is written by a member of the Government of England. The government is who Henry and Wolsey would go to for Money for these situations. The Government did not like how much Money Henry kept asking for so this could have been reflected in Keith Randall’s report. Henry spent 1.4 millions pounds on fighting wars between 1511-25 and this set England back a far way.
There was a massive loss of resources and income after the recline of land in France, leading to the powerful men of England to take arms in aid of their lords this lead to the battle of St Albans The weakness of royal power can be pin pointed to the king. Henry was never a fit king to rule a country such as England; he was not the man his father Henry V would ever be. And this caused a sense of unrest to the people of England. This can be reflected by his counterproductive peace policy with France, that lead to the loss of royal lands that his father had once gained. Henry was supported and manipulated by William de la Pole, Edmund Beaufort and his French wife, Margaret of Anjou.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, and grew up to become French general, first consul in 1799, and eventually the emperor of the French in 1804. Napoleon had many accomplishments including his legal reform, the Napoleonic code, in addition to his Napoleonic Wars, which helped spread the ideas of the French Revolution to other parts of the world (Moore). Because of Napoleon's accomplishments, he was truly a hero for the people of France, and the followers of the French Revolution. Napoleon is a hero because he was an outstanding military leader during France's time of need. In 1793, Napoleon was able to drive out a British fleet from the French port of Toulon.
That wasn't right and had to change, yes. But a constitutional monarchy would have been the best option. That way, the King would only have been king in name but keep his stature, and the country would have been reigned by cabinets formed of the bourgeoisie, nobility and clergy. Unfortunately, the French chose the most violent way imaginable, and murdered everybody that stood in the way (or even dared to think differently) of the revolution. Absolutist power is always dangerous in the hands of a monarch as well as in the hands of a movement (in this situation, the National Assembly).
Napoleon as an imperialistic Dictator The priorities and process of coming to rule an empire in ancient history was handled differently than the leaders of today. Historical leaders focused on overpowering others to expand and conquest, whereas those of today have more to consider. In the 1800’s a ruler by the name of Napoleon expanded his empire through manipulation, deception, and superiority. Napoleon proved to be an imperialistic dictator who used power unfairly. Although his tactics were pessimistic, he was influential through the expansion of his empire, association with other leading nations, and irrational war crimes.
During Napoleon’s rule between 1799 and 1815 the benefits outweighed the costs. When Napoleon was first promoted to be France’s ruler he ended the civil unrest caused by the Revolution, providing a stable government. Napoleon was just what the French people wanted, a strong and secure leader. Conversely he destroyed many of the Revolution’s ideas and work. Many of Napoleon’s victories were to increase his status and often seemed to have no intent to help his people.
The improvements that the French army had made during the reign of Charles V and thus, the subsequent similarities that had arisen between the two countries' armies, disappeared. Though the English were far outnumbered, they wrought a startling defeat over the French. Their defeat caused Charles VI to sign the Treaty of Troyes with the English in 1420. It ensured that upon his death, the rule of France would be handed over to Henry V. The treaty was complicated, however, when both Charles VI and Henry V died two years later. The kingship of both countries was given to Henry V's infant son.
Napoleon enters the French Revolution and is a mixture of Enlighten and Tyrant. However, he is more of a tyrant. The reasons are because he is a power-hungry guy as well as other bad events he created. Napoleon was a tyrant because of few reasons. One is because he is power-hungry.