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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte, admired by the French yet loathed by the English. His influence and legacy within France remains to this day with it's laws and customs still based largely around the principles of the Napoleonic Code which he drew up while in office. Many within France remain thankful for Napoleon rescuing the nation from the brink of extinction when Europe's great powers had designs on the weakened and disordered France of the 1790s which had all but broken down into a state of anarchy.

Within France, he sought to improve the education system, the agricultural system and the health of the citizenry. His government attempted through public healthcare initiatives to fend off diseases, particularly rampant in the crowded and squalid Paris of the day. He was an ally to Ireland during the 1798 rebellion and by signing the Louisiana Purchase with the government of President Thomas Jefferson, doubled the size of the United States.

Along with Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, historians consider Napoleon Bonaparte to be one of the greatest military generals in all of human history.

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Really?
Just the head?
Yes he is sitting there in the state apartments in the same room as several other royals. it's a marble head like the roman style. The Georgian era royals had more money then sense and often lavished money on pompos crap whilst the ppl starved. It's just coincidence that he lost his head in a guillotine after the fact. It's kinda funny in retrospect. There's also a few 20 ft paintings of George the third "the one that lost america" "the famine queen" ie Victoria. William of orange, Cromwell and several assorted sundry British scumbags. It's an interesting snapshot into the guilded world of our conquers.

Some of the paintings were from 1890. It's ironic to think of the events that happened in the next fifty years after that. Ww1 ww2 Irish independence civil war. Did they have any idea their world was coming to an end.
 
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Where did the terms 'Left Wing' and 'Right Wing' come from?


The split dates to the summer of 1789, when members of the French National Assembly met to begin drafting a constitution. The delegates were deeply divided over the issue of how much authority King Louis XVI should have, and as the debate raged, the two main factions each staked out territory in the assembly hall. The anti-royalist revolutionaries seated themselves to the presiding officer’s left, while the more conservative, aristocratic supporters of the monarchy gathered to the right.
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I'm a great admirer of Maximilian Robespierre. He had the true Revolutionary Spirit.

 

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The function of the bourgeois media and educational system is to keep the maximum number of human beings ignorant and, thus, docile and unable to resist.

 
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I'm a great admirer of Maximilian Robespierre. He had the true Revolutionary Spirit.

There seems to be something within the French character which causes them to revolt whenever they feel they are suffering from an injustice. They are certainly not a docile population. Napoleon's nephew, Emperor Napoleon III commissioned Baron Haussmann to redesign Paris itself in order to suppress revolts by what the authorities considered to be the troublesome elements by allowing greater troop movement through the capital.

To this day, leaders in France despise a large proportion of the population, the most recent example been the Yellow Vest Movement protests and Macron's reaction to them.
 
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Les Miserables (1998)

 
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Michael Davies - The Rising of the Vendee
 
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