Diary Entries of Napoleon Bonaparte
November 25, 1799
I, Napoleon Bonaparte, have finally succeeded! I have become the new strong leader of France. Thanks to the Revolution, I advanced from the position of lieutenant in the artillery to a full-fledged general, which changed my life entirely and gave me a world full of power. I am known to be our nation's savior and am treated as a hero to everyone. Yes, I know people do not like dictatorship and a complete ruler over the whole, but I am going to be a dictator with the utmost power. But I am not that foolish to be so obvious. I will hold a referendum in which all French men can vote to either approve or disapprove of my new regime. I am sure almost all would accept my power since, who with brains would really go against such a man as me already treated a hero by the majority? They dare not...
January 7, 1800
Everything seems to be going perfectly well. It is my world! As I have expected, people accepted my regime, and it was by a vote of three million to 1500. As First Consul, I hold the real power and therefore I can crush anyone who goes against my will and my thoughts. Even though I act as a total dictator who limits free speech and severely censors the press, most people tend to like me. They do not have political liberty or representative government, but they still think highly of me and pay respect. It is all due to my cleverness. Of-course these people honor me! I have offered them order, stability, efficiency and on top of all that, military victory, whereas, before I ruled, all they had was chaos, defeat, and disorder!...