he was the driving force - a view on the map would show that he goppled territory after territory - consequently he had to face opposition, you wouldn't be liked to be robbed - or assimilated??
That he became an insane war monger is pretty evident and even acknowledged by his own staff, Murat, Rapp.
Also this has nothing to do with France, the population wanted to life in peace and not pay the butcher bill of imperial dreams. Boney was most popular when he achieved at least temporary peace.