Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte

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Throughout the history Europe, kings and dictators have been notorious for their unquenchable thirst for power and complete domination; the lure of absolute supremacy and total allegiance was too tempting to disregard. Some made their way by the rights of birth, others by scheming their path through politics. But none are as infamous than that of Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte. Both Napoleon and Caesar achieved great glory by bringing their countries out of the turmoil that followed the revolutionary ages, utilizing their political and military support as well as their outstanding tactics in warfare. Though Caesar had major accomplishments, Napoleon receives the most praise for his work in creating efficient governmental systems, along with his feats in the military. Together, both men reshaped their countries and gave a new order to their empires, whilst still remaining in favour with the people. Julius Caesar was born during the instability of Rome- the element of disorder ruled the Republic, which discredited its nobility and could not keep control over Rome’s considerable size and influence. After the death of Rome's dictator, Sulla, Caesar returned from military service and organised a private army to attack Mithradates VI Eupator, King of Pontus, who was an enemy of Rome. Soon after, Caesar began working with Pompey, a former lieutenant that served under Sulla but had switched sides following the dictator's death. At around 68 BC Caesar was elected quaestor (base political office). Eight years later, in 60 BC, Julius served as governor of the Roman province of Spain. Whilst maintaining his relationship with Pompey, Caesar also aligned himself with Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, who provided... ... middle of paper ... ...h France and Rome’s transition from republics to empires. Works Cited "Julius Caesar Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. "Julius Caesar's Stabbing Site Identified." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 11 Oct. 2012. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. "Napoleon and Caesar :: European Europe History." Napoleon and Caesar :: European Europe History. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. "Napoleon Bonaparte Julius Caesar Military War Campaigns Rome France History." By Gary Watson. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. "Napoleonic Code Approved in France." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2014. "Napoleonic Reforms - HistoryWiz Napoleon and the French Revolution." Napoleonic Reforms. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014. "Rome France Government Julius Caesar Napoleon Bonaparte Comparison History." By Gary Watson. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014.

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