How to compare Napoleon vs Hitler? What do they have in common? What are the differences?
There are a lot of military similarities between the two figures, primarily in their conquests of almost the entirety of Europe, their rise to power, and their downfall. Both figures’ main rival was Great Britain and both figures rose to power under the guise of democratic means but really seized power through threats and subjugation. Both figures were also absolute rulers of their nations and had a difficult relationship with the Catholic church. Both also introduced revolutionary ideals into their countries and believed it was their given right to rule over the known world. Both were also defeated due to their misguided invasions of Russia and eventual demise due to the debilitating effects of these invasions. The main differences between these two figures was in their beliefs. Napoleon believed in the power of the people and a more fair society whilst Hitler believed that Germans were a super race and that all other races needed to be exterminated in order for his nation to thrive.