Napolean rose from poverty to become Emperor of France.

Napolean rose from poverty to become Emperor of France. Even after he was exiled first to Elba, then to St Helena, he was immensly popular with the commonfolk. Not just of France, but of many European nations. The aristocracy of Europe hated him, because he replaced them with more capable rulers for their countries (except Britain and Russia). Napoleon tried to give the common man a stake in government. Whereas, the aristocracy would only promote from within their guilded ranks; Napoleon saw the immense human potential of all people: Men, women, black, white, Italian, French, Pole, etc. He promoted based on merit, not on who your daddy was. And the commonfolk loved him and supported him.

Napoleon Famously Said: Even the lowliest foot soldier carries a field marshals baton in his knapsack.

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