The countries we know them today weren't really existing at this point in history, so why not. He kinda ruined it by upholding the splitting between the sons tradition though, coulda been an even greater empire.
>nobody posted the best diplomat
>Who cares, Corsica belongs to the French, therefore they are French. It's just like saying current Alsacians aren't
So when africa was owned by europeans, they were europeans, too, or when south americans were under spain they were spanish, too.
You're a retard.
Of course he had, or he''d have not been in the position he was at that time, do you think they'd let a guy whose land was sold one year before his birth?
It's a good thing that there's actually a good /his/, because this board is terrible.
He wasn't born french, didn't speak french for the first 15 years of his life and hated France until he got the opportunity to get power in it.
He's also very far from being a great man, much less the greatest French.
>He's also very far from being a great man
Why?He did almost everything right.
He fixed France and nearly killed England.
I don't know if you noticed, but we are talking ethnicity here, not nationality
I mean, sure, nowadays being born in France is considered good enough to be a Frenchmen I suppose, even if you are full blooded Cameroonese, but I don't necessarily agree with that.
So what's the French ethnicity ?
In French sorry, but look it up anyway.
His genetic heritage was probably close enough from your average Frenchman for people not to be able to tell the difference. I guess that'd be the actual "limit".
Come on dude, ethnicity is of course not an on-off switch, but a Frenchmen is usually understood to be a person which has a significant history of relatives from geographical France, which has surely a various degree of ethnicities, but all clustering pretty close to an average French dude.
Of course n. Italians aren't really that much different from the average Frenchmen, unless you go to Normandy or something, so the difference is almost impossible to really capture without knowing it beforehand, but since we know about his heritage, why not be clear about it?
they will proclaim to have a different culture, and genetics than french people. Which is true. Napoleon himself was Italian, spoke Italian, and cared little for France beyond what it could accomplish for him.
You can't appropriate the accomplishment of an Island you bought 10 years before a war.