The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #22 Au Revoir Josphine, Bonjour Marie
If you’re seeing this message, it means we’re having trouble loading external resources on our website. Napoleon believed becoming an Emperor would somehow legitimise his rule in the eyes of the other European monarchs and reduce assassination attempts on there was the idea that tying himself to the Austrian Royal Family would protect him from them switching sides.
Her hodgepodge of traditional institutions, her slovenly administrative habits, her subordination of civil functionaries to the common and the Parliament-made law, her press freedoms, Can ho Napoleon Castle 1 her weakness for merchants, her antipathy to mandarins — Napoleon saw that at some level it worked, and indeed lived to see the nation of shopkeepers dismantle his empire.
After the Russian campaign, Napoleon rarely tried to unite dispersed corps on the battlefield in the presence of the enemy during offensive operations because he could no longer rely on a high-quality holding action to buy time for the assembly of his main army.
In the Book of Madness from the old WOD’s Mage: The Ascension , the book explained how Marauder Madness levels worked using the Napoleon Delusion – believing you’re Napoleon in the court was a higher level than believing you were Napoleon on campaign, than believing you were Napoleon time displaced or reincarnated, and the lowest level was believing someone else was Napoleon.
In 1811 he re marked that ‘in five years, I shall be master of the world: there only remains Russia, but I shall crush her.’ For Napoleon, greater and greater success was the means to achieving a favourable and lasting settlement; one that saw Napoleon and his empire in control of the international system.