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pugsville

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
8,873
#62
Yes, of course you'd say that. God forbid anyone have any vaguely positive story about Napoleon :rolleyes:
It's not a credible story. Napoleon did not scout ahead of his army. His armyd did not travel on a route that he would take when goping to and from by coach to his coronation at Milan, Npaoleon goingto what break his coach trip and randomly ride intoteh hills and ocme across this peasant by chance. And what witness related this stroy does Roberts give a n acrual source?

History is littered with these good little anecdotes./stories, they are seductive by almost all of them are just myths.

Napoleon remembering his solders form earlier battles and cmapaigns was stage managed fakery.
 
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Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
33,154
T'Republic of Yorkshire
#63
Some incidents:

When the land-locked Takeda domain was blockaded and running out of salt, Uesugi Kenshin, the rgeat rival of Takeda Shingen, sent the Takeda a shipment of salt, saying "The Uesugi fight with swords and bows, not salt and rice".

And the second incident, when Kenshin died, Nobunaga, upon hearing of his death, is said to have jumped up and said "Now the realm is mine".
 

MAGolding

Ad Honorem
Aug 2015
2,774
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
#64
Switzerland seems to be doing rather well for centuries. No civil wars, no invading of other countries, referenda results that are abided by by the politicians and no cricket.
The last civil war was in 1848, 171 years before 2019. Does 171 years count as "century" or "centuries"? And Switzerland did fight a lot of wars and conquer a lot of lands for several centuries before settling down.
 
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Mar 2016
1,089
Australia
#66
It's not a credible story. Napoleon did not scout ahead of his army. His armyd did not travel on a route that he would take when goping to and from by coach to his coronation at Milan, Npaoleon goingto what break his coach trip and randomly ride intoteh hills and ocme across this peasant by chance. And what witness related this stroy does Roberts give a n acrual source?

History is littered with these good little anecdotes./stories, they are seductive by almost all of them are just myths.

Napoleon remembering his solders form earlier battles and cmapaigns was stage managed fakery.
Believe the story or not, that's up to you, but I do have to wonder when you're the only one not making a contribution of your own in this thread, and instead just criticizing and nitpicking other people's contributions. Is your mind really that warped by negativity that you'd rather just put down other people's stories than write up something of your own? How about you post your own one, and we can criticize that and say it's rubbish?
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
18,044
SoCal
#67
....and the existence of a Monarch allowed Musso to be dismissed--there was no one there to boot out Adolf or Lenin.
With Lenin, this could have certainly made a difference. However, I'm not sure just how much of a difference this would have made with Hitler later on in the war. After the Allies became committed to unconditional surrender, any move by a hypothetical German Kaiser to remove Hitler might have been viewed by the Allies as simply being a case of Prussian militarists attempting to save their own skins. While removing Hitler might have very well ended the Holocaust, it might have also resulted in a tougher fight for the Western Allies if the new German leadership would have avoided Hitler's mistakes--such as Hitler's "no retreat" orders.
 

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