Which Country Contributed the Most in Defeating Napoleon

Which Country Did the Most to Defeat Napoleon

  • Austria

    Votes: 3 5.9%
  • Russia

    Votes: 19 37.3%
  • Prussia

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Britain

    Votes: 23 45.1%
  • Another Country

    Votes: 5 9.8%

  • Total voters
    51
  • Poll closed .
Oct 2016
1,042
Merryland
#52
National opinions on Bonaparte.jpg

national reactions to Napoleon
USA portrayed as a Quaker 'Verily the Spirit doth move me to shake hands', in re the Louisiana Purchase. apparently early USA often portrayed as religious.
 
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Jul 2014
1,480
world
#53
Great Britain by a far far margin was the most important player in the wars against the Napoleonic France. Britain funded and negotiated alliances against France. Without Britain there would never be a stable alliance.
 
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Sep 2013
603
Ontario, Canada
#55
Of the whole Grand Armee that headed out to Russia in 1812... some 680,000 men, the best of the best and veterans hardened by years of conquering Europe... only 120,000 returned to Paris. He did rebuild the Armee, but from conscripts and scrubs, and it would never be Grand again. The UK played its role in hindering France ambitions and delivering the final knockout punch at Waterloo, but it was Russia who put Napoleon on his knees to make it possible.
 

pugsville

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
8,485
#56
Of the whole Grand Armee that headed out to Russia in 1812... some 680,000 men, the best of the best and veterans hardened by years of conquering Europe... only 120,000 returned to Paris. He did rebuild the Armee, but from conscripts and scrubs, and it would never be Grand again. The UK played its role in hindering France ambitions and delivering the final knockout punch at Waterloo, but it was Russia who put Napoleon on his knees to make it possible.
While there was some good vetran quality in teh Grand Armee, there were also a lot conscripts, some gooid units were left in spain, and the French Empire suffered ocntiniual wastage of the amry, teh war in spain, desertion, illness.

e120,000 did not return to Paris. The Flanking armies were most of the survivors of the canpaign came from were Austrian, Prussians, Saxons and some French. The Austrians and Prussians may have 'returned' to paris but as conquorers.
 

Menshevik

Ad Honorem
Dec 2012
8,970
here
#58
Of the whole Grand Armee that headed out to Russia in 1812... some 680,000 men, the best of the best and veterans hardened by years of conquering Europe... only 120,000 returned to Paris. He did rebuild the Armee, but from conscripts and scrubs, and it would never be Grand again. The UK played its role in hindering France ambitions and delivering the final knockout punch at Waterloo, but it was Russia who put Napoleon on his knees to make it possible.
"Napoleon hoped to compel Tsar Alexander of Russia to cease trading with British merchants through proxies in an effort to pressure the United Kingdom to sue for peace."

French invasion of Russia - Wikipedia

If not for British intransigence, there's no reason for Nappy to invade Russia.
 

pugsville

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
8,485
#59
"Napoleon hoped to compel Tsar Alexander of Russia to cease trading with British merchants through proxies in an effort to pressure the United Kingdom to sue for peace."

French invasion of Russia - Wikipedia

If not for British intransigence, there's no reason for Nappy to invade Russia.
It was not the sole reason thre were a number of otehr Issues. I think conflict was likely regardless. It's not a certianty but it's likley Russia would have invaded French occupied Europe
 
Jul 2017
50
France
#60
Russia did not destroy only 500,000 soldiers of Napoleon in 1812, but also 665 000 in 1813 in germany German Campaign of 1813 - Wikipedia
the battle of leipzig was the largest battle in history until the first world war, The French lost 300,000 men in six years in Spain, but they lost 1 million men in two years in Russia and Germany (1812 - 1813)

" The battle was the culmination of the German campaign of 1813 and involved 600,000 soldiers, 2,200 artillery pieces, the expenditure of 200,000 rounds of artillery ammunition and 127,000 casualties, making it the largest battle in Europe prior to World War I." Battle of Leipzig - Wikipedia

Not a single British soldier.

And Russia has liberated Prussia and other German states.

Without the invasion of Russia, Napoleon would still have a lot of men (More than 2 millions, with poles, bavarians, saxons ect), and the other states would not have moved