Similarities between Napoleon and Hitler

Guaporense

Ad Honorem
Mar 2011
5,050
Brazil
Well, to be honest, they were not even close.... Hitler was the reason 50 million people died. Napoleon had much less blood in his hands... Moreover, Hitler is hated by many more people than Napoleon.
Well, the Napoleonic wars were the most destructive wars before the 20th century and estimated 3 to 6 million people died in those wars. Napoleon did not kill as many as Hitler due to smaller populations and less advanced military technology.

Though it is true that Napoleon never tried to exterminate populations in the same way that the Nazis did. The Nazis had a plan to kill up to 100 million people in eastern europe after the war, to create lebensraum for the germans.
 
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Aug 2010
17,765
Central Macedonia
Well, the Napoleonic wars were the most destructive wars before the 20th century and estimated 3 to 6 million people died in those wars. Napoleon did not kill as many as Hitler due to smaller populations and less advanced military technology.
That's roughly 10 times less...blood!
 
Dec 2009
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That's roughly 10 times less...blood!
As Guaporense explained, basically because there were less population; period.

Not to mention that your Maths on Herr Hitler include the victims of the Pacific War (notoriously China) entirely unrelated with the Austrian megalomaniac.
 
Sep 2010
3,538
Somewhere in the former First French Empire
Indeed; overstating the evident, love is an irrational emotion, especially when mixed with misguided nationalism.
First of all explain me this misguided nationalism cause what are some people misguided about in your opinion?

Both megalomaniac universal conqueror wannabes left Europe in a colossal bloodbath and decades-long excruciating pain just for their personal delirious ambition.
The difference is that every single ruler in Europe during Napoleon's rule had as much fault in these bloodbaths as Napoleon himself. Hitler on the other hand was personally responsible for all the casualties he made.
Your point being?
I think that's pretty clear. Napoleon never ordered mass executions for ideological reasons, Napoleon did not leave Europe in such a miserable state as Hitler did, Napoleon created new laws and new constitutions troughout Europe, the best thing Hitler was building a few Autobahns, Napoleon has thousends if not million admirers today who study him while Hitler has only a few Neo-Nazi's who burn swastika's to honor the man, Napoleon knew the second time that he was done after Waterloo and didn't go on (while he could have), Hitler on the other hand fought trough until every soldier was used and his capital laid in ruins, after Napoleon's death their was a hugh flow of people who supported Bonapartism, when Hitler died Nazism didn't stand a change, Napoleon had many admirers in hostile countries while Hitler had a few to none, Hitler tried to eliminate the jews while Napoleon liberated them, their is a tomb for Napoleon, their is nothing for Hitler, Napoleon inspired a lot of people to strive for more liberal governments and constiutions all over Europe (1830-1848), Hitler covered Europe in darkness for fourty years and was the cause for the split between Western and Eastern Europe. I could go on.....
 
Sep 2010
3,538
Somewhere in the former First French Empire
Well, the Napoleonic wars were the most destructive wars before the 20th century and estimated 3 to 6 million people died in those wars. Napoleon did not kill as many as Hitler due to smaller populations and less advanced military technology.
Thirty years war? Seven years war? Campaigns of Alexander the Great? Etc etc
 
Sep 2010
3,538
Somewhere in the former First French Empire
Well, to be honest, they were not even close.... Hitler was the reason 50 million people died. Napoleon had much less blood in his hands... Moreover, Hitler is hated by many more people than Napoleon.
Is Napoleon even hated then?
 
Dec 2009
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Thirty years war? Seven years war? Campaigns of Alexander the Great? Etc etc
The OP is just about the obvious similarities between Monsieur Buonaparte & Herr Hitler; nobody said that they were the only megalomaniac conquerors responsible for the death and pain of hundreds of thousands of people just for their delirious personal ambition all along History.
 
Sep 2010
3,538
Somewhere in the former First French Empire
The OP is just about the obvious similarities between Monsieur Buonaparte & Herr Hitler; nobody said that they were the only megalomaniac conquerors responsible for the death and pain of hundreds of thousands of people just for their delirious personal ambition all along History.
Their you go again. Napoleon doesn't belong between those people.

Also my answer wasn't meant for the OP.
 
Oct 2011
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They were both aggressive and ruthless in achieving their means and "care(d) little for the lives of one million men" (Napolean)