Why did the Spanish people despise him so much?Would his ascension to the throne affect most people other than nobles and bourgeoisie?
It wasn’t because of him personally - in many ways he was a genuinely good and enlightened ruler - but because of what he represented: French imperialism and aggression. I’m sure you’d be a little bit annoyed if your government was overthrown and replaced by the brother of a foreign conqueror.
>>6132807If he is good for the country I wouldn't give a fuck in the slightest. Stupid spaniards
>>6132829Spaniards that protested the French imperialism were rounded up and executed.
>>6132829>napoleon>good for the country
>>6132854>Ferdinand>better than Joseph
>>6132775No divine right
>>6132775>>6132807>>6132829>>6132834There was a frenchified movement already in Spain looking for the enlightment ideas and revolution. All he had to do was either a revolution within Spain or just put a Spaniard (puppet) at the throne (Spain was already its ally), he decided to put his brother and his troops committed mass pillage, rape and killings of civil population.
>napoleon: i want to invade portugal let me pass>spain: YEAH INVADE 'EM>proceeds to get kingdom shat all over by napoleonI genuinely don't feel sorry for what happened to spain, I just wished more of spain had been burned during the penisular war.
>>6132999Literally Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain (1808-1813)
>>6132834>protestedMore like “revolted and killed French”
>>6132829You are a literal cuckold.
>>6133656>t. "patriotic" Amerilard
>>6133047French troops wanted to obliterate the Alhambra, thank god it was stopped at the last moment.
>>6132807>’m sure you’d be a little bit annoyed if your government was overthrown and replaced by the brother of a foreign conquerorThe Bourbons were installed by Louis XIV anyway, what difference does it make to swap one foreign monarch with another?
>>6132775The Spanish intellectuals liked him, the devout Catholic peasantry hated him and the French mostly they viewed them as atheistic invaders
>>6135204>were installed by Louis XIVThey were the legimate heirs to Charles the II>>6135379>Spanish intellectualsNot even that.Most liberals went and created the masonic constitution of 1812. Nobody liked Pepe who was a thief (he bought a mansion in New York after stealing national art and a big part of the royal treasury) and an illegimate ruler. /his/ will like him because he was French but the constant sackings of his troops,destroying the national institutions and spoiling its art deserved a much more sever punishment than what that moron got>>6133047Portugal was the only catholic country in Europe that wasn't on the big catholic alliance prior to the French revolution (the italian kingdosm,Austria,Spain and France). Portugal deserved to be destroyed for playing the game of the heretics and betraying their own faith for a bunch of Shekels
>>6132886You think Joseph could get away with doing things Napoleon didn't want?
>>6132775Pretty funny seeing most people defending the Spanish for what they did to Napoleon but shit on Mexico when they did the same thing to the other Napoleon.
>>6136459Because the French behaved like absolute savage niggers in Spain, unlike in Mexico
>>6136609(every history book ever)