How did Napoleon I earn the support of all social classes?

With his activity, he stabilized the situation in the country (everyone was terribly tired of the crisis), expanded the borders of the state, raised the national prestige of France to an unprecedented height, eliminated the rivals of the French bourgeoisie. The ideological pillar of the Napoleon regime was national identity. Bonaparte said that he was primarily interested in the well-being of the peasantry, especially the wealthy, – he saw in him the basis of the rural world. Thanks to his policy, until 1811 the village as a whole flourished. Calls to the army freed her from unnecessary workers, the growing demand from cities and troops caused an influx of capital. The peasantry provided Napoleon with the support of the majority of the country’s population. Workers who were not threatened by unemployment, and whose standard of living was gradually growing, also became the pillar of the new regime. Recruits to the army led to a shortage of labor, which entailed an increase in wages – from 1789 to 1810, it increased by 25%. In addition, Napoleon revived the court society and the nobility (almost a quarter of the titles were received by former aristocrats, about 60% – Ourzhua, about 20% – distinguished immigrants from the people). The foundation of the regime was the Civil Code, written with the participation of Napoleon, which regulated the whole life of people from birth to death and provided for equality before the law, inviolability of land ownership, secular marriage, and the possibility of divorce.

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