his ambitions as (an) usurper, tyrant and warmonger

redgiant

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Cantonese, Hong Kong
Example:For some, he was the saviour of the Revolution against the forces of reaction and the architect of French greatness, while for others he was a Corsican arriviste who used France as a platform for his ambitions as usurper, tyrant and warmonger.

Source: Napoleon: Saint, Sinner or Both?

Would putting "an" before usurper render the sentence ungrammatical or different in meaning?

who used France as a platform for his ambitions as an usurper, tyrant and warmonger.
 
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