I have to write an essay on Animal Farm containing how Napoleon created and maintained power. Any suggestions?

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In addition to the ideas and information provided above, Napoleon created power for himself by initially creating an alliance with Snowball and Squealer to set up the terms of Animalism based on Old Major 's speech.  The pigs realize that the other animals on the farm have been moved by...

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In addition to the ideas and information provided above, Napoleon created power for himself by initially creating an alliance with Snowball and Squealer to set up the terms of Animalism based on Old Major's speech.  The pigs realize that the other animals on the farm have been moved by Old Major's ideas, so they put these into practice.  The animals have respect and trust for the pigs because the ideas of all the animals have been heard.  From this base, Napoleon begins to take advantage of the animals' respect and trust as he starts to instill fear among the animals.  His dogs provide fear as do his tendencies to do away with anyone who gets in his way.  The killing of Boxer sets the farm on edge, but all are afraid that they might be next if they protest.  So, Napoleon uses fear to maintain his power.

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