It has long been said that the winners of wars are those who get to write the history books, but few people think about how those books are really written. For the winners, it is a glorious struggle that confers honor and strength to those who win victories. The losers...

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There are few people in the world who want others to know their life is dreadful, and those who patronize artists are looking for someone to make their life appear desirable. This is one of the reasons the Empire style of art during and after Napoleon’s reign was so important;...

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For every war, there are supporters and opponents, and the reign of Napoleon had both. A military man who fought with his troops, much of his reign consisted of going off to fight in the wars that shaped the European continent for many years to come. Most artists chose to...

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Rising to power within the military, Napoleon studied the military history of many cultures. Among these were the Roman and Greek cultures whose battles were often detailed in historic accounts, and their culture was part of the neo-classical movement of the time. There is little wonder that he would encourage...

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Propaganda during wartime has always been important to help bolster the troops, and it is often used gain the support of those who remain at home. Modern propaganda relies heavily on electronic media to get its message across, but this was not available during the time Napoleon came to power....

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