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    Napoleon's Mistakes

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    This solution offers background information on his political, economic, and military decisions/actions in relation to the environment of history at that time and insight as to where he may have made a mistake.

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    In terms of military/political errors, please note that there is overlap in these areas. One big error was that while Napoleon believed in government "for" the people, he rejected government "by" the people. Thus, one mistake was using France as a police state with networks of secret police and spies. Citizens were not allowed express their opinions without Napoleon's approval. This tactic proved to be erroneous politically.

    Another military mistake was his desire to be the next Alexander the Great. This goal led him to Egypt where his fleet was ...

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    This solution overviews Napoleon's errors.