Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Baggage
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You write, "..makes you feel "accurate""

Not really. I have no real feelings one way or another regarding what N. is called. To me, he is just another character in history. I do find it difficult to respect him, because of what happened to the people in the countries he conquered. Something inside of me strongly reacts when I read orders demanding "hang examples." I've read a lot of military history but haven't come across a lot of similar examples of such orders. Can't recall seeing anything close to it in an Austrian military order. The Brits hung people but can't recall official orders to "hang examples" to suppress the locals, maybe some officer on occasion went that far but not from the top brass circa 1800. War is hell but when there are official orders like what N. gave, have to admit that it does bias my opinion of him.

However, what really interests me here are the attempts to whitewash his history. To me, it is clear evidence of the effectiveness of N.'s propaganda and it seems to be just as effective today as it was 200 years ago. N. knew exactly how to make it work. There is the old saying that the winners get to write the history, but that's not entirely true in N.'s case. He wrote his own history and there are still folks sticking to it.

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