Napoleon a French Hero

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Napoleon could some times been see as a hero and sometimes can be seen displaying tyrant. During this time period France need a good leader that does not spend its money on parties and a leader that treats all the people the same way. Napoleon showed these traits and more ,but he ended up turning on his people.

“He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command” Napoleon showed good things about himself and how he will help the people. But then since all the people liked him and he saw that his country was doing good he decided to make a contentila system block way. What this block way does is it accuses the people not to be able to trade with other people to either talk with other people out the country mostly great britain. France causes Great Britain to make its own blockade and they also cut off communication and trade from france. This was a ineffective because people still traded. This leads into France wants to get to portugal so the easiest way to do that is to cross hrew spain. This was a bad idea because remember most of Europe is still in the blockade and spain didn’t know that france was crossing threw their land.

This cause Spain to attack the french soldiers because if someone was crossing threw your land you would think they are invaders so you would try and get rid of them and that’s what the spanish soldiers did. The Spanish soldiers killed 300k france soldiers. His third mistake was trying to invade Russia. This was a huge mistake cause he lost a lot of troops. Napoleon went into russia with 400k soldiers and came out with less than 10k this is bad because all these peoples family just died and most people never came back so all these people are angry about what napoleon did. Napoleon abuse his powers of how the people liked him and believed what people believed what he was doing was right.

Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy. Napoleon was also considered to be a hero by many. He also took a large part of the successful of French revolution. Napoleon conquered Spain, Belgium, much of Italy, Germany, and Poland, and he attacked other places that by defeating, he made the largest European empire since the Romans. He also made the Napoleonic Code. This was a clear set of laws for all the people of French society to follow. This helped France and its laws for the better.

No good comes without evil. In my mind i think that napoleon was a hero. He did so many thing to make frace go in the right direction for their schools, military, and French laws . He also grew Frances size. Napoleon was able to create one of the largest, most powerful empires in european history. These are my reasons on which why Napoleon should be considered a French hero.