Feb 142011

Question by slipbyshadow: What are some of the reasons why Napoleon is not considered to be Enlightened?
Napoleon Bonaparte is considered to have been a great example of a Enlightened ruler due to his Religious tolerance and his Code Napoleon. But, what exactly made him unenlightened? One example could be his institution of the Continental code, but could anyone expound on that or give any other acts or things that he did that would consider him unenlightened?

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Answer by Jim L
He supported black slavery and obstructed the career of any soldier who had black ancestry.

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