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Napoleon is hailed as a genius, Hitler is regarded as an evil psychopath?

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It's a legitimate thread on a history forum, why is Napoleon so highly regarded, his actions cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of conscripts to satisfy his meglomania!
 

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Your joking right. They are not even in the same league. Napoleon removed anti Semitic laws in Germany. Hitler tried to exterminate an entire race.
 

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It's a legitimate thread on a history forum, why is Napoleon so highly regarded, his actions cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of conscripts to satisfy his meglomania!
Napoleon was actually declared the AntiChrist by the Holy Synod in Russia and many people across Europe thought that to; in fact when the Papacy made peace with him in France there was a pretty serious schism that lingered into the 20 th century over it. Hitler was a massive admirer of Napoleon needless to say.
 

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So it's all down to a matter of degree?
 

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Your joking right. They are not even in the same league. Napoleon removed anti Semitic laws in Germany. Hitler tried to exterminate an entire race.
Both tried to control this continent!
 

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Neither were Catholics though they were raised so, both were Romantic "Enlightment" Deists, and Napoleon was even a Freemason.
There has been some strong speculation that he became a muslim while in Egypt!
 

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It's a legitimate thread on a history forum, why is Napoleon so highly regarded, his actions cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of conscripts to satisfy his meglomania!
Napoleon was the most remarkable man I have ever read about, and I've studied quite a few.
Look around Europe and the world and see all he left as a legacy: The Napoleonic code, the metric system, tinned food....to name but a few.
He was probably the greatest commander of land forces the world has ever known.
Trouble was, he had very little interest in, or mastery of the sea and the Brit's crucified him largely because of this.
 

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There has been some strong speculation that he became a muslim while in Egypt!
Napoleon had strong Jewish backing and actually wanted to establish a Zionist state in Palestine- however there isnt much difference between the liberal forms of Sunni Islam and Romantic "Enlightenment Deism".
 

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Napoleon running the place was often an improvement, which is rarely said of the other lad, and I suppose that's why the monarchs of Europe did not rest until he was destroyed. He was trying to accomplish something with his wars.
 

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Napoleon ended the Medieval Age in France and the Holy Roman Empire in Europe. Church property became property of the people. He gave 5 acres of land to soldiers without the need to pay rent. They were not tied to the landlord anymore. He also ended the violent counter reformation and paved the way for a more liberal and free Europe. The people of Spain were too ignorant to accept his politics and his liberalism.

The fact that the Brits were so against him means that he wasn't too bad of a fella.
 

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