What attitude did Napoleon display towards the other animals in Animal Farm?

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When the Rebellion began, Napoleon worked with the other animals to take the farm from Mr. Jones. However, Napoleon soon became more like the historical Napoleon. He chased Snowball off the farm because he wanted to secure more power for himself. Napoleon had Squealer change the commandments periodically to account for the increase of the pigs' power. Napoleon made the working conditions worse and worse as his reign continued. Napoleon also had some animals killed if he viewed them as threats or if he thought they were allies of Snowball. Napoleon was a ruthless dictator, living up to his name and to the historical counterpart, Joseph Stalin. Animal Farm is a satire of the Russian Revolution. Napoleon, like Stalin, supported a revolution that promised to give power to the people, but he became corrupt with power and ruled like a tyrant.