So the foundation was, at the time of the declaration, the most legitimate France had up until that time?
Better than any of the other French generals that were seeking to rule?
Better than any of the French politicians that were seeking to rule?
If what Napoleon did was unwelcome, then certainly that must have infuriated the people... were there any incidents during his history where Napoleon was really weak and ripe for destruction where we could get a test of what the majority thought?
Didn't he land on the south of France in 1815 with about a 1,000 men? What happened then?