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Did Napoleon destroy the legacy of the French Revolution?


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Answered 2008-05-07 16:40:52

The idea of Liberty Equality & Fraternity is wholly the stuff of fiction, I'm afraid. Having said that Napoleon has no part in this ethos, but who would have done & who ever has, or will ? Speed the day, Brother! If the idea of people determining their own destiny was ever a hope then Napoleon tramples it into the dust. However he replaces this with the personification of autocatic leadership, and then spoils the whole thing by simply replacing one corrupt dynasty, the Bourbons, with his own tawdry relatives. It's a bit of a yes/no answer, but, for me it's about 85% no.

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