History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte
5,104,692 views | Alex Gendler • TED-Ed
After the French Revolution erupted in 1789, Europe was thrown into chaos. Neighboring countries' monarchs feared they would share the fate of Louis XVI and attacked the new Republic, while at home, extremism and mistrust between factions led to bloodshed. In the midst of all this conflict, Napoleon emerged. But did he save the revolution, or destroy it? Alex Gendler puts Napoleon on trial. [Directed by Brett Underhill, narrated by Addison Anderson].