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Was Napoleon Good or Bad For France and the Rest of EuropeNapoleon was born on the island of Corsica in 1769 he was the son of a minor noble family He trained to become an army officer at a French military academy During the revolution Napoleon rose quickly through the army because many officers fled France Napoleon did many things during his time he was a leader a general a tyrant and a reformer In Paris Napoleon found that many people were dissatisfied with the directory the directory included an elected legislature and a executive branch with five directors With help from his loyal troops Napoleon and two directors threw over the government in 1799 They drew up another constitution it was the fourth since the revolution started Napoleon was named first consul Through my eyes I believe Napoleon was good for France because he was for the people of France and he made one of the best militaries in EuropeBetween 1799 and 1804 Napoleon centralized power in his own hands In 1802 Napoleon had himself made first consul for life Two years later Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of the French The majority of the French voters endorsed his actions By the time 1804 had arrived Napoleon had gained almost absolute power Napoleon knew the people of France would not want to return to the ways of the Old Regime so he continued many reforms of the revolution but at the same time he kept firm personal control of the governmentNapoleons greatest achievement in the government was the Napoleonic Code This law code brought many reforms together into a single unified legal system It recognized that all men were equal before the law and guaranteed freedom of religion as well as a persons right to work in any occupationThe Napoleonic Code did not always preserve the ideals of the revolution however It put the interests of the state above those of individual citizens It
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