Napoleon III Quiz
The radical political shifts that define France’s history can help us to understand much about human nature and the cycles of politics. The French people fought tooth-and-nail to try and gain liberty from the hands of their rulers. Yet, those new rulers who then arose to lead the French turned out to be dictatorial themselves. Greed for power ended up corrupting these leaders who claimed to be friends of freedom.
After nearly a century of dictators pulling the strings of France, one final authoritarian would lead the country before it began to fully grow into the republic its people had always desired. Napoleon III played a peculiar part in history. In spite of the way he tried to consolidate his power, he still spearheaded a number of liberal changes in France.
He preyed upon the uncertain political structure of France in order to satiate his own desire for power. Even though he tried to distance himself from titles and terms of absolute political authority, he would eventually seize control of his country. He tried to make his reign a prosperous one, and it was for some time. However, the chaos of European politics shattered his ambitions.
By the end of his life, Napoleon III was a fallen monument to his own goals. In spite of the great influence he attained, his time in power has become regarded quite contentiously in various historical circles. As much as to test, this quiz is meant to inform. So, we hope you come out of it knowing something new.
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Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.