Would Napoleon and Vladimir Lenin have been friends?

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If Napoleon Bonaparte was around at the same time as Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
and they had similar power status. Would they be friends? perhaps in a high school setting.
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If Napoleon Bonaparte was around at the same time as Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
and they had similar power status. Would they be friends? perhaps in a high school setting.
No. Napoleon was an imperialist; Lenin was a communist. They would have been the ones with rival gangs constantly beating the seven bells of **** out of one another.
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No. Napoleon was an imperialist; Lenin was a communist. They would have been the ones with rival gangs constantly beating the seven bells of **** out of one another.
How committed was Napoleon to the imperialist ideology? They both came to power through a people's revolution so they would have that in common. I was wondering, given that, whether he would be influenced to become a communist under different circumstances as Marx hadn't presented the theory yet.
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How committed was Napoleon to the imperialist ideology? They both came to power through a people's revolution so they would have that in common. I was wondering, given that, whether he would be influenced to become a communist under different circumstances as Marx hadn't presented the theory yet.
The Bolsheviks were obsessed with the French Revolution and compared thenselves with variouse characters of it. Bonnapartism was generally seen as a form of reaction against revolution. It was something to avoid.
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How committed was Napoleon to the imperialist ideology? They both came to power through a people's revolution so they would have that in common. I was wondering, given that, whether he would be influenced to become a communist under different circumstances as Marx hadn't presented the theory yet.
Considering he actually made himself Emperor of the French and King of Italy, I'd say pretty committed.
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Considering he actually made himself Emperor of the French and King of Italy, I'd say pretty committed.
Because Emperor and Supreme Leader are entirely different
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Because Emperor and Supreme Leader are entirely different
The definition of Emperor is "leader of an imperial state". They are the same word; coming from the Latin imperator, meaning supreme leader/someone who must be obeyed.

Stop trying to justify them being schoolyard chums. It wouldn't have worked.
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The Bolsheviks were obsessed with the French Revolution and compared thenselves with variouse characters of it. Bonnapartism was generally seen as a form of reaction against revolution. It was something to avoid.
Thats what I mean, we have no way of knowing how receptive Napoleon would have been to these new ideas. I think the idea of a communist Napoleon would be interesting
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The definition of Emperor is "leader of an imperial state". They are the same word; coming from the Latin imperator, meaning supreme leader/someone who must be obeyed.

Stop trying to justify them being schoolyard chums. It wouldn't have worked.
It's "what if" history not "what are you on about" history.
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The definition of Emperor is "leader of an imperial state". They are the same word; coming from the Latin imperator, meaning supreme leader/someone who must be obeyed.

Stop trying to justify them being schoolyard chums. It wouldn't have worked.
Perhaps they wouldn't have played hopscotch together but the ideology behind them are more similar than you would care to admit. Take stalin for example, he created a communist empire therefore he was a communist and an imperialist. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
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Perhaps they wouldn't have played hopscotch together but the ideology behind them are more similar than you would care to admit. Take stalin for example, he created a communist empire therefore he was a communist and an imperialist. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
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