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Metternich, Tsar Alexander and the Polish Question

Posted January 21st, 2017 at 03:41 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated February 22nd, 2017 at 03:36 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Napoleon and Alexander in Tilsit after the former's victory against the latter in 1807, leading to the Tilsit Treaties

In 1812 Metternich was not eager to displease Napoleon. He believed that France and Poland would be more than enough to crush the Russians. However...
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Napoleon's Army Commanders

Posted January 17th, 2017 at 04:57 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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The highest rank within the Grand Armee was the General de Division (something that would not change until the First World War) and the highest command...
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Napoleon's Performance in 1809

Posted October 9th, 2016 at 12:02 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 20th, 2018 at 08:24 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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The war of the Fifth Coalition was masterminded by the Austrians solely (but subsidized with British money). The Russians demonstrated that at best they would remain neutral, the Prussians had no ability to join the war only 2 years after they had been wiped out and the British contributed only in so far as putting up another front in Iberia, promising to open a front in...
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Passing Judgment on Frederick the Great 1756/57

Posted October 7th, 2016 at 12:37 AM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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Friedrich der Grosse or der Alte Fritz, long heralded as a military genius if not the utmost military commander of his age. Will this stand up to scrutiny if one considers carefully his conduct during the Seven Years War, especially his strategic abilities which are usually neglected by the arm chair general in favour of his tactical accomplishments. My position...
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The Early Career of Marcus Antonius

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 10:46 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 20th, 2018 at 08:25 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Little is truly known about this man Mark Antony other than that which Augustus and the Roman Empire wanted to be known. Indeed he is more a painful memory in the back of the Empire’s mind, the amphora which Augustus sought to break apart when he needed to redecorate his legacy. For centuries he remained a phantom which...
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