Napoleon complex

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Napoleon complex is a term to shame short men for not acting like a jester or punching bag like people want them to be. The name of the complex stems from the belief that Napoleon Bonaparte's efforts to conquer and ensure French supremacy and dominion over Europe were an attempt to overcompensate for his lack of physical stature.

This is despite the fact that his alleged manletism (for the era in which he lived, he was 5'7 by some measure, around average height at the time, but that would possibly be considered a manlet-tier height among the better nourished French nobility) has been claimed to stem from British propaganda that was based on a false conversion of his height, (based on the measures used in France at the time, to the imperial system) that portrayed him as a comical, overcompensating manlet. During his exile on the South Atlantic island of St Helena, the British physicians who measured his height claimed he was 5'2.

The misperception of his height could also have been caused by the fact that his beloved Garde Impériale had very strict height requirements for the time, with the average Imperial Guardsman being 5'11 (180 cm).

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