Posted by Caroline on April 20, 1998 at 12:32:46:
In response to Regarding general reaction, written by Leanne S on April 20, 1998 at 11:56:54
Again, from what I've read (which isn't much!) he was just as tyrannical as the hereditary monarchy -- and wasn't he planning to pass the Empire onto his son or something?
Yes, but he did institute a great many reforms, stimulate a lot of scientific investigation, build a brand-new road network,and a lot of other things. I think this is what Phil meant by his "Napoleonic Code" comment. The code was a legal system that was really quite advanced,allowing women considerable legal rights, and permeates French Law even today.You can blame Napoleon for the Metric system,for school uniforms, all kinds of things, if you really try. ;-)
- Napoleonic Code Laura W 11:41:09 4/21/98 (3)
- Bony John W 19:10:58 4/20/98 (4)
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