Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

How was Napoleon a child of the revolution?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Napoleon was a graduate of the Academie St. Cyr, which was like our West Point before 1789. On the outbreak of the revolution, Napoleon embraced the republic and was rapidly promoted to general at 19. His first triumph was the defense of the port city of Toulon from a British naval siege, whose aim was to reverse the effects of the revolution. His policy was promotion of soldiers on merit. "Every private soldier carries a marshal's baton in his backpack."

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