No visit to France would be complete without learning more about the French Revolution and one of history’s most fascinating people, Napoleon Bonaparte. Those of you who enjoy history will like the following animated videos.
It’s a fascinating history covering about 25 years – from the start of the French Revolution to Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. Unlike America, which was able to acheive a stable government immediately following the Revolution, it took France much longer – about ten years of instability before Napoleon took over. He ruled for 15 years, battling with all of the major European powers who wanted to end the French republic and put the royal family back in charge. Napoleon felt the best defense was a strong offense. Here is a summary of Napoleon’s accomplishments .