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Napoleon (Part 3) - The Decline (1812 - 1821)

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  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +2542

    It's kind of crazy that it took 7 coalitions 22 years to defeat one country

    • iMarie
      iMarie 7 ай бұрын

      If all the enemies join their forces. Napoleons empire won’t last 22 years

    • Micahistory
      Micahistory  7 ай бұрын

      @TimeLapseGalore no, that was the uk

    • TimeLapseGalore
      TimeLapseGalore 7 ай бұрын

      And Austria would be on every single coalition

    • Micahistory
      Micahistory  8 ай бұрын

      @Andrew Bevan lol

    • Andrew Bevan
      Andrew Bevan 8 ай бұрын

      Imagine spending 20 years fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan and failing.... hang on a minute...

  • Brandon Livingston
    Brandon Livingston 3 жыл бұрын +750

    Napoleon seems to have a history of leaving troops behind, knowingly or not.

    • Nogent
      Nogent  Жыл бұрын

      may be, but he was the only political leader of its time to go lead the troops in person.

    • timhoward5
      timhoward5  Жыл бұрын

      @Kenny For what???

    • Kenny
      Kenny  Жыл бұрын

      It was a sacrifice he was willing to make

    • Hassan BBJ
      Hassan BBJ  Жыл бұрын

      Yes Egypt, Russia…

  • Obay Al-raslan
    Obay Al-raslan 3 жыл бұрын +202

    Very simple and clear explanation of the most complicated war Europe ever knew without forgetting any important details or sinking in any complications
    This 3 episodes are fantastic and you deserve a big appreciation for your effort

  • Chetha
    Chetha 3 жыл бұрын +2518

    Unlike Hitler, Napoleon actually occupied Moscow, for awhile

    • AggressiveSkunk
      AggressiveSkunk 2 ай бұрын

      Napoleon, occupies Moscow not the capital during the time - Hitler, occupies St. Petersburg (Leningrad) also not the capital during the time lol

    • The Jman
      The Jman 10 ай бұрын

      And it only cost him 600,000 men

    • Karmeleqq1
      Karmeleqq1  Жыл бұрын

      Only Poland was better in occupying russia, because in 1612 polish guy was tsar

    • igor styffi2
      igor styffi2  Жыл бұрын

      @Ziki yep 1610

  • Zuls
    Zuls 3 жыл бұрын +1299

    “Swiss neutrality is recognized”
    -Switzerland joins the 7th coalition like a mad man

    • Titiwa
      Titiwa  Жыл бұрын +1

      the first and last time the swiss were seen picking a side

    • TP 2 0
      TP 2 0 2 жыл бұрын +1

      That happened after the war

    • Gustav Svensson
      Gustav Svensson 3 жыл бұрын +16

      Terpintine well, that was Switzerland’s last war (up to today)

    • Szasa Almencion
      Szasa Almencion 3 жыл бұрын +26

      Terpintine actually it's not strange Switzerland was neutral like today but the treaty says Switzerland can only join wars if needed.

  • Phoenix Wright
    Phoenix Wright 3 жыл бұрын +1209

    Hitler: I will invade Russia
    Napoleon: Man let me tell you something

    • Helitha Muthumuni
      Helitha Muthumuni 5 ай бұрын +1

      Fun Fact: Hitler launched his invasion of Russia on the exact anniversary when Napoleon launched his.

    • BigChungus69
      BigChungus69  Жыл бұрын

      Stanisław Żółkiewski: easy

    • Amortal Demon
      Amortal Demon  Жыл бұрын

      @Sumit Shrestha The Mongols were too great 🤣

  • Mitak_G3
    Mitak_G3 3 жыл бұрын +111

    Napoleon could actually control all Europe without invading Russia, and there was no point to occupy Spain. Spain was a traditional ally of France. Spending most of the resources for Russia and Spain made Napoleon's army weakened and exhausted
    . So without those two mistakes he could be the great winner of everything.

    • Colorful Marbles
      Colorful Marbles 3 ай бұрын +1

      They should have invaded UK 🇬🇧

    • Ari
      Ari 4 ай бұрын +3

      It's easy to say that he shouldn't have invaded Russia in hindsight, but it's far more complicated.

    • Pagaun G
      Pagaun G 5 ай бұрын +3

      Both Spain and Russia were not enforcing the continental blockade against the uk.

    • Kicker4806
      Kicker4806 10 ай бұрын +3

      His lineage still exists

    • Nogent
      Nogent  Жыл бұрын +8

      yep. If he had know Spain would be such a mess, he would have never done it. But for Russia, invasion was a mistake, but Russia was already preparing for war aginst France.

  • Alushta1991
    Alushta1991 3 жыл бұрын +412

    "I used to say of him (Napoleon) that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men."
    -Arthur Wellesley, British General and Duke of Wellington

    • Arthur.C
      Arthur.C  Жыл бұрын +12

      It's like strategy games or DND :
      If general is less than 100m away, then troops gain +10 moral +25 strenght and + 5 defense.

  • Historyboi 1492
    Historyboi 1492 3 жыл бұрын +76

    The seventh coalition made Napoleon a legend since they declared war not to France but to Napoleon himself

  • GamingWithMoses
    GamingWithMoses 2 жыл бұрын +464

    France: *invades Prussia*
    Prussia: Oh wait! I'm on your side!
    Russia: *invades Prussia*
    Prussia: actually, I'm on Russian side now!

    • Insert
      Insert 6 ай бұрын

      @Hadi it's known fact persians of iran were hired mercenaries during the napoleonic wars that founded the country, what do you mean?

    • TimeLapseGalore
      TimeLapseGalore 7 ай бұрын

      The ol Italy tactic

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Yuvraj Singh Prussia is Germany۔
      Persia is Iran
      They are talking about Germany

    • Bon Bonne Bonjour!
      Bon Bonne Bonjour!  Жыл бұрын +1

      Heard of that switching side story before…

    • Danial Asyraf
      Danial Asyraf  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Yuvraj Singh NOOOOOB

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +225

    The fact that it took so long to beat Napoleon and France shows how powerful they were

    • unrealuknow
      unrealuknow  Жыл бұрын

      Napoleon practiced zerging.

    • Outlaw2017
      Outlaw2017  Жыл бұрын

      @Salvinius Augustus the uk was strong bk then !! We the uk was fighting war in America with the war of 1812 plus fighting wars in India and Africa, but the uk was not strong enough to invade france, but to stop napoleon from invading the uk with lord Nelson in his tracks.

    • Micahistory
      Micahistory   Жыл бұрын

      @Bartekxd yes

  • Insulam Archipelago
    Insulam Archipelago  3 жыл бұрын +1818

    Marvel: infinity war is the most ambitious crossover event
    Me: the napoleonic wars. Even Switzerland couldn’t keep neutral

    • Napoleon
      Napoleon  Жыл бұрын

      Yeah... can't believe he managed to make one of the most neutral countries in history fight

    • Scotandia Mapping
      Scotandia Mapping 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Darak ⁴³³does the sonderbund war count as major?

    • Scotandia Mapping
      Scotandia Mapping 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Switzerland wasnt as neitral back then

    • SocialistRevolution2030
      SocialistRevolution2030 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Swiss neutrality wasn’t recognized until after the Napoleonic Wars

    • sim
      sim 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Ember Some guy in sweden: aight imma make a shop that is massive called ikea

  • María Isabel García Rodríguez
    María Isabel García Rodríguez 3 жыл бұрын +1995

    407th coalition: this time we’ll get them

    • clifton james
      clifton james 7 ай бұрын

      @HotRoastedBeanz technically speaking infinity isn't a real number, or even a number. Its more of an idea really lol and yeah, im one of those guys haha still funny though

    • HotRoastedBeanz
      HotRoastedBeanz 7 ай бұрын

      @clifton james The ∞th Coalition: We gonna get them for sure.

    • Mark
      Mark 8 ай бұрын +1

      This is so overused

    • S Lamichhane-Mushtaq
      S Lamichhane-Mushtaq 11 ай бұрын

      @CatWeekly so true

    • Shaily Mina
      Shaily Mina  Жыл бұрын

      you got to be kidding me

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +132

    This was the best series on Napoleon I ever watched

  • History Hustle
    History Hustle 3 жыл бұрын +163

    Today pupils argued he was a real go-getter. Interesting how this person still inspires people.

  • Deutschland Mapping
    Deutschland Mapping 3 жыл бұрын +910

    French Citizen: How many coalitions do you want to fight?
    Napoleon: Yes

    • Anny Stark
      Anny Stark 2 жыл бұрын

      67!!Just kidding

    • businessoncatoneimoidia
      businessoncatoneimoidia 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @Deutschland Mapping he didn't prvoke the napoleonic wars that was the allies but they didn't know when to quit so they kept losing more land lol

    • Deutschland Mapping
      Deutschland Mapping 3 жыл бұрын +2

      @businessoncatoneimoidia He provoked it through massive territorial changes. He also destroyed the European balance of powers. And it is not like Napoleon was the only one to blame, but he was not innocent.

    • businessoncatoneimoidia
      businessoncatoneimoidia 3 жыл бұрын

      @Deutschland Mapping the revolutionary wars were started because of the coalition, 1805 was because Austria and Russia were mobilizing against him, 1806 was because of the influence of Prussia's war party under Queen Louise because she hated France and Napoleon, Spain was a necessary political maneuver but it was badly carried out and ended in war, 1809 started because Austria was mobilizing for war again, 1812 was started by Napoleon because he felt he couldn't have peace if Britain kept trading with Russia, the 100 days was popular in France and the people flocked to support him which is why he didn't lose one drop of French blood in his return to power

  • Sean Gray
    Sean Gray  Жыл бұрын +13

    I think the weirdest thing about all of this to me is that the USA and Holy Roman Empire coexisted for a short time

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +784

    Wow the seventh coalition was just France fighting all of Europe combined

    • T
      T  Жыл бұрын

      @ZF KingWilliam wow I didn't know that

    • Austrian
      Austrian 2 жыл бұрын

      @Sir Thanksalot Technically you're right.

    • Sir Thanksalot
      Sir Thanksalot 2 жыл бұрын

      @Austrian it's a bit weird to me that Belgium is even mentioned, because at that time it was the Austrian Netherlands aka Southern Netherlands.
      When the borders were redrawn, the region was united in the UK of the Netherlands, and after another 15 years the Belgian revolt occurred, creating Belgium.
      (I know there were historical reasons to already call it that but it's still technically incorrect)

    • JupiterKnight
      JupiterKnight 2 жыл бұрын


    • Scotandia Mapping
      Scotandia Mapping 2 жыл бұрын

      Minus Warsaw

  • Amandel
    Amandel 3 жыл бұрын +946

    France took over most of Europe.
    This enraged Britain, who punished him severely.

    • Kah Hoong Leong
      Kah Hoong Leong 3 ай бұрын

      @Afisto66 so pertinent

    • Kiso Dannete
      Kiso Dannete  Жыл бұрын

      It was Russia

    • Hallowed Productions
      Hallowed Productions  Жыл бұрын

      @Aryan Tripathi Trafalgar was Britain alone vs France and Spain combined fleet. And Waterloo was a joint effort although both armys were split apart initially.

    • Golden SunShine Show
      Golden SunShine Show  Жыл бұрын

      Lol oversimplified hmmm

    • Aryan Tripathi
      Aryan Tripathi  Жыл бұрын

      @Hallowed Productions first of all both battles were coalition waterloo was france versus britain prussia russia austria .

  • PartyIka
    PartyIka 3 жыл бұрын +18

    I just wanted to tell you what a great triology this was! Keep up the good work, I enjoyed every second of it.

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +41

    It's amazing that even after 6 coalitions and during the last one getting crushed, Napoleon still fought against another coalition

  • Lycoris
    Lycoris 3 жыл бұрын +505

    he didn't occupy Moscow if there's no Moscow

      IIIIIIII 3 ай бұрын

      how does that make any sense? if you occupy the land known as moscow, then you have occupied it. now THAT makes perfect sense.

    • Educational Vids
      Educational Vids 2 жыл бұрын

      It’s Big Brain Time

    • chaitanya
      chaitanya 3 жыл бұрын

      Lol that just seems like a lame excuse. He fucked it. If it is not for the weather, it had been gone

    • Lycoris
      Lycoris 3 жыл бұрын +1

      vous voulez dire: mon dieu !!

    • JonMalone
      JonMalone 3 жыл бұрын +6

      He did, they burnt it when he was inside

  • Timo Stockmann
    Timo Stockmann 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Hey I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your videos and how great they are from the music to the animation and narration. Mad props bro keep up the good work!! :D

  • BlockObito
    BlockObito 3 жыл бұрын +147

    Lesson: If you have an Empire dont ever try to invade Russia!

    • Aswin Amarnath
      Aswin Amarnath 4 ай бұрын

      some random empire from the east- we are invading russia
      russia with winter- you should have paid more attention to your history teacher

    • steve j
      steve j 10 ай бұрын

      Russia is always saved by the severe cold.

    • Isaac random Russell™️
      Isaac random Russell™️  Жыл бұрын

      France, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Britain (kinda), Turkey, Mongolia, and Rome all tried to invade Russia, but lost their empire.

      WUNDER BUILDER 2 жыл бұрын

      @jakesweet1000 that time was no Russia

  • General Kale Ran.
    General Kale Ran. 3 жыл бұрын +366

    Imagine Napolean in the United States

    • alipacinoo
      alipacinoo 11 ай бұрын

      Yeah napolean

    • Bradley
      Bradley  Жыл бұрын +1

      Then we would have been a Great General for the US army

      CEDRICKB 2 жыл бұрын

      @jabber1990 Then you mean a southern democrat. which is highly probable, since I think he shared their views at the time.

    • Novaly_
      Novaly_ 2 жыл бұрын +5

      did you knew while he never reached the USA some members of his family did. One of them was a famous business man and even co founded the FBI. That’s right the FBI was co founded by a member of the Bonaparte Family

  • Cliff Cardi
    Cliff Cardi  Жыл бұрын +27

    2:30 “So, have we defeated Russia?”
    Napoleon: “Well yes, but actually no.”

    • Bartekxd
      Bartekxd  Жыл бұрын +1

      Napoleon forgot that Moscow was no capital of Russia at this time.

  • Respected Gentleman
    Respected Gentleman  Жыл бұрын +8

    From a British perspective you realise how important those 22 miles of sea between Dover and Calais are. Saved us in WW2 no doubt and throughout history.

    • steve j
      steve j 10 ай бұрын

      Wouldn’t say it was just the sea. We had the greatest navy at the time which destroyed Napoleons. You set up to your strengths. It makes sense Britain focusing on the navy since it’s surrounded by water. Napoleon focused his efforts on building armies. 600k troops when he invaded Russia for example.

    • rushy scoper
      rushy scoper  Жыл бұрын

      just have a good navy and troll everyone.
      i would even go to say that what pushed him over the edge because he wanted to force everyone not to work with British anymore which lead to him losing Spain and even russia later.

  • chaitanya
    chaitanya 3 жыл бұрын +24

    I feel he is the top 3 military commanders of all time. Man how many times entire Europe had to try to defeat him

    • Marcin Kuśmierzak
      Marcin Kuśmierzak  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Natalia Bajenova Timur, Subotai, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Belisarius, Hannibal, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar. You can make a case for each of them

    • rushy scoper
      rushy scoper  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Isaac random Russell™️ that would be subutai one of the few ppl that never lost a battle and was on poland door step after fucking them up when he got the message to get back because Ghengis dead.

    • Isaac random Russell™️
      Isaac random Russell™️  Жыл бұрын

      @getsbigger Ghengis Khan was just the Mongol emperor, not really a general, he didn’t actually command his hordes.

    • getsbigger
      getsbigger  Жыл бұрын +1

      @madmoggy50 or that Prussian king I forgot he's name tho

    • getsbigger
      getsbigger  Жыл бұрын +2

      @madmoggy50 what about Genghis Khan?

  • Kristoffer Aune
    Kristoffer Aune 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Awesome videos on Napoleon! Would you consider making a similar series for Simon Bolivar?

  • Marshal Lamb
    Marshal Lamb 3 жыл бұрын +147

    Some men live a simple life while others have a fire that threatens to engulf the world.

    • Petidani0330
      Petidani0330 2 жыл бұрын

      Technically it was the rest of Europe (encouraged by Britain and its divide and conquer policy regarding Continental Europe - I can't remember the exact name of this doctrine) that seeked war continuously against France, Napoleon just took the opportunity. :D

  • Rushikesh Khore
    Rushikesh Khore 2 жыл бұрын +16

    Napoleon's story is a great example of not losing hope. Stay as a leader against all odds.
    Answer setback with a comeback. 👍

    • PoLdErRiCaN
      PoLdErRiCaN  Жыл бұрын +1

      He literally left the battle of Waterloo early, gave command to a guy who accidentally sent the entire calvary to death by near point blank artillary fire.

    • ElYisusKing
      ElYisusKing  Жыл бұрын

      @Jaybee Napoleon never wanted to conquer europe lmao, it was UK and Allies that started those wars, if it wasn't for them, Napoleon would've ruled at peace

    • Jaybee
      Jaybee  Жыл бұрын +2

      Yes, but his ambitions also cost many life's. It is one thing to fight for your country and try to strengthen it and another to try and conquer whole Europe. Seeing all those videos about great man and conquering only led to greater wars and the ultimate realization of some that peace and unification maybe the better long lasting way .

  • Justin Pachi
    Justin Pachi 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Napoleon could have turned the tide around after Russia at Leipzig. Napoleon had the chance to capture Tsar Alexander and King Frederick Wilhelm III ending the war. A French Cavalry division spotted a group of enemy outriders who they decided not to pursue. This group consisted of the Tsar and the Prussian King and some of their generals. If a few changes occur, Napoleon could have captured them turning the tables again in favor of a Pyrhhic Victory to an Austerliz like Victory.

  • Phlush Phish
    Phlush Phish 3 жыл бұрын

    Fascinating and very well done. Wish they had something like this when I was in school!

  • Priyank Sharma
    Priyank Sharma  Жыл бұрын

    What a fascinating story, thank you so much !

  • Rafaqat Ali Arman
    Rafaqat Ali Arman 3 жыл бұрын +16

    Outstanding lecture ❤

  • Ender Lunan
    Ender Lunan 2 жыл бұрын +26

    "My enemies are many, my equals are none"

  • Michael
    Michael 3 жыл бұрын +12

    Could you imagine how hype it would have been if he managed to make to the United States. Alternate History Hub should make a video about it.

    • Salvinius Augustus
      Salvinius Augustus 3 жыл бұрын +2

      It wouldn't have change anything in geopolitics. The last years of Napoleon would just have been a little more better for him.

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +5

    I like how well you summarise and explain it. You really make this otherwise complicated topic music simpler to understand

  • Hugo Santos
    Hugo Santos 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Wow. I was finally able to visualise napoleon wars in detail and cronologically

  • You know where Hugh go
    You know where Hugh go 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Brillaint, I've been looking for somewhere that explain this story for a while, thank you

  • Daniel Hoseiny
    Daniel Hoseiny 2 жыл бұрын +13

    It surprises me how motivated in fighting the French were under Napoleon. It was extremely difficult for the whole Europe to defeat them. Were they so greatly inspired for war by the charismatic influence of their leader Napoleon? Or was it more a nationalistic sentiment? A motivation to liberate the rest of Europe from the old monarchical order, just like they did it in France during their French revolution?

    • mmmmmmmmmmnmnnnnnnnn
      mmmmmmmmmmnmnnnnnnnn Күн бұрын

      They were fighting to save their new republic and the revolutionary values that created it. France losing to the first coalitions = rolling back the rights they fought for, reinstallation of the monarchy and the ancien regime.
      Napoleonic france is what brought us more modern armies, soldiers who can self-police themselves and have an incentive to fight. Compared to other European armies which treated their soldiers like shit and constantly dealt with desertion.
      That and the fact that French higher command was extremely talented, thought of war more emperically, had better logistics and could move their armies much faster than their opponents.

    • Strider
      Strider 9 ай бұрын +1

      I think it had to do with capable commanders and the fact that a man from humble beginnings could be anything under napoleon. Who wouldnt fight for a man whos going up against all of europe and made your country into an empire?

  • mixjik
    mixjik 3 жыл бұрын +60

    Napoleon, how many armies do you want to form?
    Napoleon: Oui

  • Sparrow
    Sparrow 3 жыл бұрын +14

    Good job men this was a good series!!!

  • Loti Aklilu
    Loti Aklilu 2 жыл бұрын

    this is a rly good story line thanks for this great vid!

  • Jonatan Søgaard
    Jonatan Søgaard 2 жыл бұрын +2

    ... and one hundred years later, Napoleon would get a German fan so devoted that he would even recreate Napoleon’s spectacular failure in Russia.

  • Lost Human
    Lost Human 3 жыл бұрын +40

    Napoleon comes back in 1815
    Every Europe:Ah shit, here we go again...

    • Bartekxd
      Bartekxd  Жыл бұрын

      Expect Poland

  • Luis Zuñiga
    Luis Zuñiga 2 жыл бұрын +14

    You know this is an Avengers level threat when Switzerland joins the war.

  • Lalrinnunga Chinzah
    Lalrinnunga Chinzah 2 жыл бұрын +85

    Napolian: ask Britain's for help
    British: laught in British

  • Jacques
    Jacques 3 жыл бұрын +143

    5:10 He should have accepted the proposals. With such borders France would have been secure enough. Empire is worthless compared to security. He gambled and lost everything.

    • Fred Barker
      Fred Barker  Жыл бұрын

      Amiens and Tilsit both treaties won by Napoleon but breached by his opponent. If he accepts that deal and gives up Germany how can he trust they don’t rip up the peace (like they did other times) and come for his position in France too. I think that’s surely what would happen as the entire aim of the french revolutionary wars was to restore the bourbon king, which they did in 1814

    • Joseph Williams
      Joseph Williams 2 жыл бұрын

      There was actually a semi-major innacuracy in that part of the video. The Frankfurt Proposals were offered after Napoleon lost the Battle of Leipzig, since after that point Napoleon's chances of winning a defensive war were already really slim. That the war ended in crushing French defeat just 6 months later really emphasizes just how generous the Frankfurt Proposals really were.

    • Attila Attila
      Attila Attila 2 жыл бұрын

      Maybe. But if you study Napoleon a bit more, you will soon discover that he was a unique character. Abdication, giving up without a fight just wouldn't have been suitable for such a confident and arrogant little man.

    • Jurkan02
      Jurkan02 2 жыл бұрын

      You are forgetting the special situation of France a this tiime. Napoléon was trying to create a model ( napoléonic empire isn't ancient monarchy, but more like an autocratic republic) and no one in Europe would have let this model live (because they were ancient monarchy) , this is the cause of these wars. Peace would have juste delayed the end.

    • secrect pirate
      secrect pirate 3 жыл бұрын

      What everyone are forgetting is Napoleon was one the greatest general, one of the best.
      He was too proud to admit such submission and knew he could beat them in a battle field.

  • Joseph Cusumano
    Joseph Cusumano 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Actually he asked the British Admiral Maitland to take him to Britain because he believed he would be treated fairly there as a prisoner of war. However Parliament had already decided to exile him to St. Helena in the event he surrendered or was captured, which is what happened.

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +4

    It's amazing that France could fight so many enemies at once

  • Pablo Leyes
    Pablo Leyes 3 жыл бұрын

    Please, could you make a video about the War of Spanish Succession, as well as one of the Thirty Years War?

  • David S
    David S 3 жыл бұрын +38

    The Seventh Coalition: When you’re about to beat 1 guy in a fight but then his teammates arrive, team up on you, and you lose.

    • Guts Joestar
      Guts Joestar 2 жыл бұрын

      This video make no sense because Napoleon didn't fought one country per coalition. Napoleon was the most badass guy in history... And France was the most badass country in history on earth during the revolutionary wars. They were in trouble with the revolution and with the pro royalists but had the balls to declare war on everyone . Then they continued winning until Napoleon became crazy and lost his genius

  • pEst_410
    pEst_410  Жыл бұрын +2

    This Napoleon was dynamite.

  • Scotandia Mapping
    Scotandia Mapping 2 жыл бұрын +4

    5:32 I love how since they already had a battle at Leipzig they just called "The Battle Of The Nations"

  • Emerald_Wrath1
    Emerald_Wrath1 9 ай бұрын +1

    Virgin Emperor: *annexes countries to not be dealt with*
    Chad Emperor: *spares enemies to destroy them again*

  • Nightly0
    Nightly0 3 жыл бұрын

    very excellent series

  • David Рopov
    David Рopov 3 жыл бұрын +36

    Why did Napoleon go to conquer Moscow if the capital was St. Petersburg?

    • David Рopov
      David Рopov  Жыл бұрын

      @Azad Hind Productions it was St. Petersburg until 1914

    • Nogent
      Nogent  Жыл бұрын

      Moscow was closer to Smolensk, and less to the north. But when starting the invasion, Napoleon never considered to reach Moscow or St-Petersburg.

    • Isaac random Russell™️
      Isaac random Russell™️  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Alexander S Petro is probably the Russian name for Peter, because Pedro is the Spanish one, and grad/burg, means city.
      So Petrograd, would be Peter’s city, AKA St. Petersburg.

    • Natalia Bajenova
      Natalia Bajenova 2 жыл бұрын

      Battle Way Mapping St Petersburg was called that for a while until WW1 happened and they renamed it to Petrograd.

    • Shamus _
      Shamus _ 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Battle Way Mapping it was only called Petrograd from 1914-1918

  • Paul Shelest
    Paul Shelest 2 ай бұрын

    In the Musée de l'Armée in Paris, to my mind the best military museum in the world, one should see the small room devoted to the Battle of Borodino. It is the saddest hall of the Museum without a single sign or mentioning of the French victory, which is true. Meanwhile in Moscow you have the largest military panorama devoted to that great battle in all details. Neither side won. But the French Grand Army had ceased to exist as such. As a result, Field Marshal Kutuzov's plan of luring Napoleon to the capital was against the logic, but it had worked with the arrogant N. With no resources there, in rage the French were plundering the churches of their gold and silver burning and looting. And the Russian Army recovering at fast pace and blocking them from the East. And eventually forcing Napoleon to retreat all the way back from Moscow via the previously looted Smolensk road with no provision left. Out of 600,000 allied army, less than 60,000 returned to France

  • Boyar
    Boyar  Жыл бұрын +1

    You simplified his invasion on Russia. Napoleon fought more battles than just Borodino. And he lost like 10 battles.

  • Ray Satorre
    Ray Satorre 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Fact on Napoleon's war with Russia. Winning a war is sometimes ending up losing.

    • Boyar
      Boyar  Жыл бұрын

      Napoleon did not win a war. He lost more than 10 battles during his retreat which are not included on the list.

  • TheBombayMasterTony
    TheBombayMasterTony  Жыл бұрын

    1-20-22. This entire series was excellent.

  • Manik Kalore
    Manik Kalore 2 жыл бұрын

    So it is safe to assume, throughout his life Napoleon lost at least a million of his own troops..

  • Paweł Białek
    Paweł Białek 2 жыл бұрын

    Nice material :) maybe you will do material about the wars of the Mongols and Arabs, the crusades and conflicts in Europe.

  • Paul Solon
    Paul Solon 8 ай бұрын +1

    Bertrand Russel stated that Napoleon emulated Caesar and wanted to outdo him, that Caesar emulated Alexander and wanted to outdo him, and that Alexander emulated Hercules, who never existed.

  • Philosophers Legacy
    Philosophers Legacy 2 жыл бұрын +3

    It was always a blunder for him to go for Moscow. The Czar was in st. Petersburg.

  • steffen_of_frisia
    steffen_of_frisia 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Really good video!

  • Mohammad Khasim Abdulmajid
    Mohammad Khasim Abdulmajid 2 жыл бұрын +5

    You forgot to say “ This leads to the Bourbon Restoration, a revival of the French monarchy.”

  • Ryuki Ritchie Harahap
    Ryuki Ritchie Harahap 3 жыл бұрын +186

    Napoleon: I'm Back
    St Helena: I'm about to end this man's whole career

    • Bred
      Bred 2 жыл бұрын +1

      What career

  • the roman order
    the roman order 2 жыл бұрын

    After making about 10 armys napolin was about to make another but was refused.
    This took me 5 days to finally figer it out

  • Mrs. Kwan
    Mrs. Kwan 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Fun fact: Napoleon's mother outlived him by 15 years (1750-1836)

  • Night.
    Night.  Жыл бұрын +5

    How to always lose a war:
    1. Invade Russia

  • ICharCoalZ
    ICharCoalZ 3 жыл бұрын +96

    Winter: *starts*
    Napoleon: why do I hear boss music?

    • Lmao- ED
      Lmao- ED 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Finland belike: u mean sniper music?

    • Salvinius Augustus
      Salvinius Augustus 3 жыл бұрын +5

      In Russia, more French soldiers died during the Summer offensive than during the Winter retreat...

    • Peter Cucumber
      Peter Cucumber 3 жыл бұрын +5

      More like *why do I hear kalinka*

    • Phat Lam
      Phat Lam 3 жыл бұрын +3

      More like "why do i hear megalovania"

  • theedog DJ
    theedog DJ 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Dude, I really love this kinda beat music for background for such historic moments :)

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +1

    It's so cool how the 2 best generals of history, the duke of wellington and napoleon fought each other at a final climactic battle

    • Micahistory
      Micahistory   Жыл бұрын

      @Bloon Freezer lol who knows?

    • Bloon Freezer
      Bloon Freezer  Жыл бұрын

      How many comments do you have on this video!?!?

    • Nekhlioudov Bolkonsky
      Nekhlioudov Bolkonsky 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Pepe the Frog Je actually is. But he doesn't even have a quarter of Napoleon's Glory.

    • Micahistory
      Micahistory  3 жыл бұрын +1

      Pepe the Frog how isn't he?

    CEDRICKB 2 жыл бұрын +4

    "Berezina" is now a French word meaning "catastrophe of upper class"

  • Maple
    Maple 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Napoleon: *Leaves Troops in Egypt*
    Also Napoleon: Were doing a sequel!

  • Harris.Dem
    Harris.Dem 2 жыл бұрын

    Hey man could you please do the Greek war of independence!? 🙏🙏

  • Second Son
    Second Son 3 жыл бұрын +3

    As Napoleon once said “yeah I won’t leave you guys.” 🤞

  • RyeGuy050
    RyeGuy050 3 жыл бұрын

    Yes! Keep up the good work!

  • Harold Atkins
    Harold Atkins 2 жыл бұрын

    What best explains Napoleon's fall from power, and why: apathy at home, resistance to his rule abroad, or military defeat?

  • Nexandr
    Nexandr 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Napoleon: The guy who leaves his armies and leaves.

  • Stefan
    Stefan 2 жыл бұрын

    There should be movie about Napoleon with the credits theme being Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture just so the movie can stick it to him.

  • Prajan S
    Prajan S 3 жыл бұрын

    I am following your channel since you were 200 Subs. I have viewed all your videos. Your are doing a very greate job. I just want to know how do you do this world map, globe and all, by which video editor. Pls tell to this subscriber.

  • Hugh McFarlane
    Hugh McFarlane 3 жыл бұрын +33

    I am a simple man. I see a Geo History video, I click, I watch.

  • Shayan Jasem
    Shayan Jasem 6 ай бұрын

    I love how Austria-Hungary just couldn't have enough

  • Aliriks
    Aliriks 2 жыл бұрын

    Kinda sad not to see the Scandinavian involvement explained.
    Also, Denmark-Norway never became a part of the coalition but did fall to it in 1813 and was following forced to change ownership of Norway to Sweden (which was mentioned, but not why. Seeing as Denmark-Norway was painted red as a part of the coalition it looks misleading).

  • ioannis105
    ioannis105 3 жыл бұрын +1


  • YellowCat25
    YellowCat25 2 жыл бұрын

    Legend says that Napoleon is still stuck on the island.

  • Hms Awan
    Hms Awan  Жыл бұрын

    British: Let's take this man so far on the island of Saint Helena that he may not return again

  • ArkoSammy12
    ArkoSammy12 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Whoops, I accidentally let my guard down for a second and...
    *The entire continent is conquered again*

  • Colten Gottlob
    Colten Gottlob 3 жыл бұрын +35

    French: I can't believe they're retreating, we'll finally have some resources!
    Russia: 🔥🔥

  • Yogurt
    Yogurt 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Here is my rant on why France was so dominant in The Middle Ages/Age of Discovery:
    France is historically one of the most populous countries along the likes of Russia and China. The reason Russia or China haven’t been the cornerstone for many world shifting wars is due to their MASSIVE size. With France they have a huge population in the size a country that is considered moderate. Not to mention they are in Western Europe the most confrontational region on Earth. This allows them to be far more technologically advanced due to war escalating technology by a couple hundred years. In modern history the rest of the world caught up with France and even surpassing them in population and technology.

    • Nogent
      Nogent  Жыл бұрын +1

      Yes. This is well known that France was in the XIXth and mid XXth century, a surprising exception on demographics in Europe : while the fertility rate of other european countries remained very high while infant mortality decreased, the french fertility rate decreased alongside infant mortality.
      So in 1914 and 1940, France, compared to other european countries, was underpopulated.
      In 1800 : the french is 30 millions populated, the germans states that will become Germany are 20 millions.
      In 1871 : France is 35 millions, Germany is 40 millions.
      In 1914 : France is 41 millions, Germany is over 60 millions.
      In 1940 : France is 42 millions, Germany is 70 millions, and 80 millions after it annexed Austria and Sudetenland.
      Also, less births in the french countryside meant far less workers migrating to the cities, so less workforce for industry.
      So France, while being one of the pioneer countries of industrial revolution, ended up far less industrialized than Britain and Germany.
      Less industry meaning less rifles, less bullets, less cannons, less tanks, less aircraft....
      So this is why France went from N°1 in Europe to N°3 behind UK and Germany. And why so few french people emigrated to America, compared to british, irish, germans, italians, scandinavians, poles, russians, ukrainians and jews....
      The reasons why it happened are diverse, but the 2 mains are :
      1°) the french revolution had redistributed land to peasants, so most of french peasants became little land owners.
      2°) Napoleon's civil code, imposed to parents to share their heritage equally among their differents children.
      So, most of french couples had everything they owned in their land plot acquired in the revolution. To let something worth in heritage, they were forced to have a limited number of children.

    VIKAS GEHLOT 7 ай бұрын

    Napolean Series is very good ....
    Thanks for this videos...

  • Kevin Maina
    Kevin Maina 2 ай бұрын

    I think Napoleon committed a few overall strategic and geopolitical mistakes, not to be confused with his tactical prowess on the field because he was one of the GOAT generals. But installing his brother on the spanish throne was a mistake especially since they were ammenable towards the French at first and would have been co opted them against portugal, of course the logical rational was installing someone loyal to u toward ur southwestern borders but it proved unwise for the overall strategic goal he wanted, Also i think he should have employed more privateers or pirates to harass brittish ships, as well as supporting the Irish as a continuation of the revolutionary government previous policy of aiding Irish independence. Now a Bourbon monarchy in Spain is problematic but a weak puppet King within the dynasty could have also been considered and seeing as you were marrying into the Austrian royal family maybe a hapsburg faction in charge of Spain could be considered and with a reluctant ally in Russia disrupting trade would have forced a more decisive action on the part of the brittish maybe seeing that crossing the channel would be a logistical and a tactical problem, why not let the brittish invade in France instead, creating a soft spot for them to land so u can set up a trap for the land army and negating their fleet, and bringing them to where he was strong on land this could have possibly weakened Britain's influence within the continent and as the russians would be not fighting him he could concentrate on expelling the brittish from portugal. Also i think strengthening the Rhine confederation and enticing either the Ottomans or Russians to break their peace treaty and resume hostilities, this would leave Austria and Prussia open for Napoleon to deal with them personally. But thats just my opinion, i know there are never any easy choices in war and its hard to predict the final outcome and consequences through its fog

  • Gonza2323
    Gonza2323 3 жыл бұрын +20

    Aggressive expansion is just a number they said...

    VIVA ESPAÑA 3 жыл бұрын +12

    The Napoleon's decline was Spain and Rusia

    • Bartekxd
      Bartekxd  Жыл бұрын

      And United Kingdom

  • Martín Miño
    Martín Miño 2 жыл бұрын

    Frankfurt proposals were made after the Leipzig battle, which makes it more crazy to believe, that was a sweet deal after all those years of humilliation.

  • Roberta Zacco
    Roberta Zacco 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I have a saying for Napoleon:
    "What goes up, must go down"

  • Abhilash Bodhanapu
    Abhilash Bodhanapu 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I'm curious to know how they used to travel across the globe.