The world-war provocateur phenomenon


party that Napoleon would come to dominate was created, quickly evolving from a small club into a totalitarian mass movement



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In January of 1790, the French Jacobin political party that Napoleon would come to dominate was created, quickly evolving from a small club into a totalitarian mass movement.

  • The Jacobin's masterful propaganda machine emphasized two popularly supported pillars of the party platform, socialist redistribution of wealth and adamant opposition to the invading armies and agents of the European alliance against Revolutionary France.

  • The Jacobin party later became infamous for its support of a terrorist militia, responsible for many of the excesses of the 1793 Reign of Terror and subsequent political terrorism, from which Napoleon would be forced to distance himself publicly in order to salvage his reputation.

      1. Following the Reign of Terror Napoleon helped to purge certain Jacobin leaders in a bid to publicly separate himself from the party’s terrorist excesses. However, the party was instrumental in aiding his rise to power, offering him his first major military promotions and later fomenting the political chaos that would sweep Napoleon into the highest office. As head of state, Napoleon demonstrated his party loyalty by enacting controversial legal and educational reforms advocated by the Jacobins.

    1. Over the next decade, Napoleon used the Jacobin party to arrogate leadership of the French Revolution in order to forge a belligerent, corrupt police state that would actually subvert the party's goals of egalitarianism and security from foreign invaders.

    1. In January of 1920, the German Nazi party (christened in name a few months later) that Hitler would take over was created when Hitler was appointed the propaganda officer of the original Munich political club and proceeded to recreate the ragtag, beer-hall clique into a radically new, vibrant political machine. Hitler quickly organized the party's first mass meeting and collaborated on the creation of the political platform, giving birth to the Nazi's totalitarian mass movement.

    2. The Nazi's masterful propaganda machine emphasized two popularly supported pillars of the party platform, national economic socialism along with adamant opposition to both the French military occupation of Germany and the Allied enforcement of the exorbitantly punitive Treaty of Versailles.




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