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Old March 10th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1

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Napoleon in the Americas


Napoleon had planned to escape to the Americas. Where in specific I'm not too sure. There are several things he could have done in the Americas, and all of which are extremely fascinating.

-Meeting up with Simon Bolivar in Gran Colombia and joining him in his escapades.
-Establishing a French Caribbean Empire: Hispanola, French Guiana, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. Maybe extending it to the dutch or Spanish West indies too.
-Establishing an independent empire/republic in Spanish territories. Particularly central America.
-Leading a revolt in Quebec (unlikely of course but still interesting)

Any ideas on what he would have done if he actually succeeded in his grand escape or how Europe would have reacted?
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Well he said it himself, he was sick of power. The only thing he wanted now was peace and quiet. If he had succeeded to escape to the America's he would probably have found a nice house in the US and have focussed his mind on science and mathematics. But of course Britain would not believe this and probably demand the US to deliver him to them. If the US would agree with that demand is another question.
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I can see once he arrived in the US, he would have re-charged his batteries, become bored with
inaction, and then begin looking west and south.
I can see him hooking up with Aaron Burr in tearing off a chunk of US land that Burr allegedly
wanted to do, getting involved in an earlier Texas Revolution or going to South America with Simon Bolivar.
Of course I can also see any efforts on Napoleon's part not being allowed by the US and
he might enjoy being treated as a celebrity too much to allow his mind to wonder about more
conquest.
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Well he said it himself, he was sick of power. The only thing he wanted now was peace and quiet. If he had succeeded to escape to the America's he would probably have found a nice house in the US and have focussed his mind on science and mathematics. But of course Britain would not believe this and probably demand the US to deliver him to them. If the US would agree with that demand is another question.
I once heard of a story about where he fled to texas and became an important figure. Forgot the title though.
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But of course Britain would not believe this and probably demand the US to deliver him to them. If the US would agree with that demand is another question.
Napoleon requested political asylum from British authorities:
 
" Your Royal Highness,
A victim to the factions which distract my country, and to the enmity of the greatest powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people. I put myself under the protection of their laws; which I claim from your Royal Highness, as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Napoleon . Rochefort, July 13th, 1815
The Project Gutenberg e-Book of The Surrender of Napoleon; Author: Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.
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Napoleon requested political asylum from British authorities:
 
" Your Royal Highness,
A victim to the factions which distract my country, and to the enmity of the greatest powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people. I put myself under the protection of their laws; which I claim from your Royal Highness, as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Napoleon . Rochefort, July 13th, 1815
The Project Gutenberg e-Book of The Surrender of Napoleon; Author: Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.
I think it'd be pretty interesting if Napoleon was allowed asylum in Quebec and then (under his leadership) things go strait to hell. Napoleon, Emperor of the Quebec French. Has a nice ring to it no?

The mighty emperor's armies shall march on and capture Labrador, French speaking New Brunswick, and St Pierre et Miquelon! Next he shall sail his mighty Quebec French fleet and capture Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Hispanola! Vive le Quebec French Empire!
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