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Kreis, Steven. "Europe and the Superior Being: Napoleon." The History Guide. N.p., 20 July 2014. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.

 

The above website is a secondary source that analyzes Napoleon Bonaparte's relationship with the Bourgeoise. Even though it is based on primary source facts and contains many quotes deriving from primary documents, the website itself is the work of an author that wasn't witness to the events he describes. That fact leaves space for him to alter, remove or add facts that may not be accurate to reality.

 

This source is extremely useful since it goes into a lot of detail in the effects Napoleon's rule had on the Bourgeoise. It lists many of the different changes Napoleon made to the French system and then links them back to the way they benefited or harmed the bourgeoise community. This is shown in the following quote, "To stimulate the economy and serve the interests of the bourgeoisie, Napoleon aided industry through tariffs and loans. Something also very useful about this source is that it simplifies facts, for them to be easily comprehensible. The author analyzes deeply, but always makes sure to simplify everything at the end of each paragraph. This quote is once again an excellent example, "After Napoleon there was no turning back: feudalism was dead, society was secularized, the modern nation state replaced the dynastic state, and the bourgeoisie became the new class of privilege and status." Therefore, this website has been very effective in making clear the relationship between Napoleon and the Bourgeoise.

 

Overall, the preparation for this trial has been successful so far. The lawyers have been making a lot of progress with research, and almost all witnesses have been already covered. What concerns me though is that none of us, including the witnesses, have any experience in making the examining questions. I worry that our questions will not be what a proper trial requires, and we will have no way of fixing them. I can only suggest that in our following meetings we cooperate, in order to form questions for each witness, together, using advise from each other.

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