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The Napoleonic Era
The Napoleonic Era represents a transformative moment in world history, when the ideals of the French Revolution, the liberation of man from the old order, the uplifting of the individual, the enlargement and protection of individual liberty, the adoption of the Napoleonic Code, that system of laws that contained the essence of enlightenment values, the reliance on science, celebration of knowledge and the banishment of superstition, tradition and the church from public life. With the Napoleonic Age the modern state was born, with the emphasis on centralized power, universal suffrage, equality under the law, international diplomacy and the celebration of the rights of man. With Napoleon, the modern world was born and we are still experiencing the effects of his rule and the transformative nature of his conquests. The world has never been the same since. Napoleon, conqueror, liberator, emperor, a complicated man who led the world into the modern era.