Inspired by the recent "Do people really like Hitler?" thread, this has led me to wonder how people view the actions of France's famed Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. For reference, Wikipedia lays out the debate about the differing views on the man: Can he be compared to Hitler? Genghis Khan? Was his military career something to be praised, or criticized? Did he destroy France, or set it on the path to modernity? Did he set Europe back by decades, or was he an agent of change ushering in a new system? Was he good, bad, or simply somewhere in the grey? With so many ways to view the man, what's your take, War Room?