There are never ending inquiries on the nature of Napoleonic power. But reason can prove to one that the Age of Napoleon was infact a time of democratic rule. Through Political, Social, and Economical reforms, Napoleon Bonaparte did not only transcend France, but he changed the course of history for Europe and the World today.
To begin, Napoleon proved himself a democratic leader thorough many Political reforms. In 1798-99, Napoleon, with the directory's blessing,
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is superimposed the unavoidable conflict between a conservative tendency and a social trend. Is Bonapartism right-winged or left-winged ? A part of Bonapartism relies on the gentry and the Church, another part seeks to be popular and anticlerical. The Political, Social, and Economical reforms clearly point to a democratic age of being. These ambiguities have helped Louis-Napoleon in his conquest for power in 1848, and are at the origins of the fall of the Second Empire in 1870.