Who was Napoleon?


If we study Napoleon’s personality objectively, we will see that our today’s view about him is a result of a clever PR strategy. It was PR people who created the myth that Napoleon was a genius, unbeatable general.

Certainly, there is no doubt that Napoleon was an outstanding general but he was not an “extraordinary military genius”. Napoleon was a brilliant tactician but was weak at strategy. It means that he could win the most hopeless battle but he could not estimate either a military or political result of a big campaign. The Egyptian, Spanish, Russian campaigns and famous “100 days” that ended up with Waterloo and Saint Helena can prove it. Napoleon won only five out of 11 big campaigns and he lost definitively six. Napoleon di Buonaparte (it was the real name of the future Emperor) was not French.

He was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. The island became the "eternal possession’” of the French king a year before, on May 15, 1768. Napoleon deeply hated France . “I will cause harm to the French as much as possible”, he told Bourrienne, his friend from the Brienne school. Napoleon kept his word. It is usually thought that Napoleon was “the gravedigger of the revolution”. However, it is absolutely wrong. Bonaparte was not only the offspring of the revolution but he was also its successor.

Shooting unarmed people in Toulon rather than the capture of the town let Bonaparte get a protection from Robespierre, brother of Jacobins’ leader, and the title of the brigade general. In two years, in autumn, 1795, Bonaparte again fired upon French insurgents from cannons in order to protect the Directory that overthrew Robespierre. He was titled as the commander in chief of “the rearward army”, i.e. internal troops, for this action.

Therefore, Bonaparte began his rapid carrier as a revolutionary punisher rather than a military leader. In 1799, in Egypt, Napoleon acted in the Jacobin manner: “In case there is an uprising in any village, the commandant of a province should take all children aged 12-16 hostages”. Bonaparte did not hide: “I am the French Revolution”.

Napoleon’s fake monarchy became a distorting mirror that distorted the ancient monarchy of Christian French kings, from Clovis I to Louis XVI. From the beginning of his carrier, Bonaparte was connected with secret societies that helped him to make a carrier. According to some facts, Napoleon was titled as an Emperor (the highest rank of the Rosicrucianism) in the Egyptian pyramid. Unlike public opinion, after Napoleon got the Imperial title, France did not become a monarchy because Napoleon was announced as “the Emperor of The Republic”.

Napoleon’s main aim was to create an international anti-Christian united state. In 1812, Bonaparte was so close to his goal as never before. But Orthodox Russia stood on the way of the first globalist and “an unequal dispute became equal”. Only 30 thousand out of 600 thousand soldiers, who crossed the Neman on June 24, came back. In his manifest dedicated to the expulsion of the enemy out of Russia, Emperor Alexander I said: “God walked in front of us. He defeated enemies, not we!” Napoleon could not understand and accept it at all.