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Napoleone Buonaparte Biography

Title:
Emperor of the French
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The great nation [France] …herewith calls on you not indeed to conquer your patrimony; nay, only to take over that which has been conquered and, with that nation’s warranty and support, to remain master of it to maintain it against all comers…
Now is the moment, which may not return for thousands of years, to claim the restoration of civic rights among the population of the universe which had been shamefully withheld from you for thousands of years, your political existence as a nation among the nations…”

“Letter to the Jewish Nation from the French Commander-in-Chief Buonaparte,” Apr. 20, 1799

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Emperor of the French, 1804-1814, 1815
  • First Consul of France, 1799-1804
  • Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic in Africa and Asia, 1798-1799
Education:
  • Second Lieutenant, Artillery, Parisian École Royale Militaire, 1785
  • Secondary education, Military Academy, Brienne, 1779-1783
Other:
  • Following a failed attempt to conquer Russia, Napoleon abdicated the throne and was exiled to the Isle of Elba in April 1814. He staged a comeback known as the Hundred Days, but was defeated at Waterloo in June 18, 1815. He was then imprisioned on the island of St. Helena until his death in 1821.
  • His personal memoirs while at St. Helena were published in a book titled The Historical and Unrevealed Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of Napoleon Buonaparte; Serving As an Illustration of the Manuscript of St. Helena, from 1781-1798, 1819
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