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Napoleon Bonapartes natural character can best be exemplified of that being of a revolutionary and nationalist individual The political social and economic reforms personify Napoleon Bonaparters natural characteristics as both a revolutionary and a nationalist Napoleon Bonapartes characteristics as a revolutionary can be seen is his consolidation and institutionalization of many reforms of the French Revolution during his leadership of France In addition Napoleons nationalist attributes can be best expressed in his ambitions to strengthen the power of France and the waging of the many wars in Europe historically referred as the Napoleonic Wars Napoleon Bonapartes revolutionary and nationalist attributes are characterized in his political reforms At first Napoleon favored the republic established by the French Revolution and he supported the Jacobins Soon after he joined Abbe Sieyes in a successful coup d etat to overthrow the Directory In overthrowing the Directory Napoleon issued the Constitution of the Year VIII The new constitution was established universal male suffrage that suggested democratic principles a complicated system of checks and balances that appealed to republican theory and a Council of State the evoked memories of Louis XIV The new constitution in fact established the rule of one manthe First Consul Bonaparte He was elected the First Consul he was the first modern political figure to use the rhetoric of revolution and nationalism to back it with military force and to combine those elements into a mighty weapon of imperial expansion in the service of his own power and ambition He can also illustrate his characteristic as a revolutionary by establishing an empirical government in France As First Consul Napoleon issued a general amnesty and employed in his own service persons from all political factions He was ruthless and efficient in suppressing opposition he established a highly centralized administration in which prefects directly responsible to the central government in Paris managed all departments and he also employed secret police All of these political reforms characterized his revolutionary attributes
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