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Napoleon's greatest foe was a naval man. No, not that one.

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Lindybeige! Nice to see the man represented here. This was a fascinating watch, learned a lot about a lesser known person.

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And here I thought Napoleon's greatest foe was French Journalist Louis-Marie Stanislas Fréron, an enforcer of The Reign of Terror who threatened Napoleon with execution and sabotaged his attempt to take the British fort at Toulon.  Napoleon being a foreigner and a minor officer, he was incredibility vulnerable to Terror Revolutionaries.  It wasn't just his life at stake but his family's as well.

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Eh..... I'd generally take what Lindybiege says with a grain of salt. Especially after that ridiculously uninformed "Spandau vs Bren" video.

A lot of the errors would have been correctable with a simple wikipedia search.

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15 minutes ago, Kingfishercritic said:

Eh..... I'd generally take what Lindybiege says with a grain of salt. Especially after that ridiculously uninformed "Spandau vs Bren" video.

A lot of the errors would have been correctable with a simple wikipedia search.

Same here.  I figured it was a little arrogant to suggest that a British person was Napoleon's greatest foe.  The British thwarted his attempts at invading the Isles and were present among the allied armies at Waterloo, but in the grand scheme of things, Napoleon had more things to worry about then the British, especially since France was constancy being attacked by other nations and Napoleon rose form humble beginnings in one of the most dangerously unstable periods in history.

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The true study of history is the study of Historians. 

This guy, as Historians do, is putting forward a thesis, an hypothesis around which he tells a story.

If there's an alternate hypothesis, put it forward, and defend it.

In such ways are we all educated.

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12 hours ago, Sventex said:

And here I thought Napoleon's greatest foe was

If you had watched the video you'd have heard that Nappy the Short himself called Sir Sidney Smith "his greatest foe".

 

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2 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

If you had watched the video you'd have heard that Nappy the Short himself called Sir Sidney Smith "his greatest foe".

 

"That man [Sir Sidney Smith] made me miss my destiny" -Napoleon

Not quite "his greatest foe".  I've missed my destiny before because a plane had to abort a takeoff, but I never considered the pilot "my greatest foe".

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6 hours ago, Thornir said:

The true study of history is the study of Historians. 

This guy, as Historians do, is putting forward a thesis, an hypothesis around which he tells a story.

If there's an alternate hypothesis, put it forward, and defend it.

In such ways are we all educated.

This is a great way to put it.

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1 hour ago, Kingfishercritic said:

This is a great way to put it.

Thank you!

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13 hours ago, Sventex said:

"That man [Sir Sidney Smith] made me miss my destiny" -Napoleon

Not quite "his greatest foe".  I've missed my destiny before because a plane had to abort a takeoff, but I never considered the pilot "my greatest foe".

From an egocentric runt with a Napoleon complex, one could not imagine a more formidable indictment. 

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56 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

From an egocentric runt with a Napoleon complex, one could not imagine a more formidable indictment. 

What's with the insults to Napoleon's average height?  And why is it when a person of modest height person seeks power, it's cause they have a complex, but when a tall person does it no one bats an eye?  That's more then a little condescending.

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Are you denying that Napoleon had a complex?

 

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On 1/29/2018 at 7:13 PM, iDuckman said:

Are you denying that Napoleon had a complex?

 

The "Napoleon Complex" is a derogatory social stereotype, the result of height discrimination and is at most a discredited "theory".  Now if your asking if Napoleon had some form of complex in anything at all, then it's possible, but I don't have time to review the entire DSM-IV for you.  His suicide attempt is probably a red flag towards some kind of Depressive Disorder.

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Liiiindybeeeiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Gawd, LB sure doesn't have anything nice to say about old Boney.

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On 1/29/2018 at 12:31 PM, Sventex said:

That's more then a little condescending.

The truth is never condescending.

 

Let me guess that you're triggered by Randy Newman, too.  :Smile_ohmy:

 

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2 hours ago, iDuckman said:

The truth is never condescending.

Explain the truth then.  Why is your position true?

Even Wikipedia points out Napoleon was average height for a person in France, which disqualifies him.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_complex

 

 

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That's cool, I've never learned much about Napoleon (we learned mostly about Irish history in school) so this is very interesting to me! Will keep in in my Youtube files to nosy at later! 

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On 2018-01-29 at 10:31 AM, Sventex said:

What's with the insults to Napoleon's average height?  And why is it when a person of modest height person seeks power, it's cause they have a complex, but when a tall person does it no one bats an eye?  That's more then a little condescending.

 

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