Two Napoleon What-Ifs

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,197
SoCal
#1
1. What if Napoleon wins at Trafalgar in 1805?
2. What if Napoleon decides to completely dismember Austria and Prussia instead of allowing them to continue existing in a reduced form?
 

pugsville

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
9,382
#2
1. What if Napoleon wins at Trafalgar in 1805?
2. What if Napoleon decides to completely dismember Austria and Prussia instead of allowing them to continue existing in a reduced form?
Trafalgar = . Nothing much. Defeat would find him at sea, again.

There was always an opposition army in the field and often Napoleon was over stretched and needing peace himself. Neither power would be totally destroyed merely by sayng so, both would exert some residual power. To do so would require greater and longer efforts from the French army, more conscription and the leviying of more money.

What Napoleon needed to do was make a workable peace with someone. Make a ally a friend. Keep racking up enemies till everyone is against you, you tend to go down.
 
Likes: Futurist

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,197
SoCal
#3
Trafalgar = . Nothing much. Defeat would find him at sea, again.

There was always an opposition army in the field and often Napoleon was over stretched and needing peace himself. Neither power would be totally destroyed merely by sayng so, both would exert some residual power. To do so would require greater and longer efforts from the French army, more conscription and the leviying of more money.

What Napoleon needed to do was make a workable peace with someone. Make a ally a friend. Keep racking up enemies till everyone is against you, you tend to go down.
Who'd be the most natural ally for Napoleon?