How Far Did Napoleon Maintain the Aims of the French Revolution Till 1815

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Liberty, property, equality, fraternity, uniformity, utility, popular sovereignty; these are just some words that best describe the aims and principles of the French Revolution. Did Napoleon Bonaparte I, Emperor of France, hinder, maintain, or in fact ‘further’ the aims of the revolution?

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How Far Did Napoleon Maintain the Aims of the French Revolution Till 1815Liberty, property, equality, fraternity, uniformity, utility, popular sovereignty; these are just some words that best describe the aims and principles of the French Revolution. Did Napoleon Bonaparte I, Emperor of France, hinder, maintain, or in fact further the aims of the revolution?, this is a question in which many historians argue about and can come to no definitive answer.First of all, in an economic sense, Napoleon definitely followed some of the earlier revolutionary principles in his reform of the nation. Napoleon introduced limits on grain exports (due to poor harvests) in 1811 and placed price limits on bread and grain in 1812, much like the revolutionary governments such as The Assembly and The Convention. Napoleon also strengthened Frances finances with a currency reform, helping to stabilise the currency itself. Frances finances were further helped by Napoleons introduction of the Bank of France in 1803 along with the goods and money France got from plundering nations which were defeated by France. During Napoleons rule as Emperor, France were financially better-

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