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Mr. Moji Gaming : Russia is a chilly boi.

Godd Howard : Silly Europeans, you attack from the East so they don't have anywhere to go, evey mongol horde knows that.

you've violated the NAP : Everyone knows, no one but the Mongols can invade the Russians in the winter.

Michigan Rebel : Croissants vs vodka

Evil Justin.Y : Who would win? A million of French troops Or A pinch of snow

Matthew Dima : You can never successfully invade Russia.......unless you're the Mongolians

- a : Finally, an appropriate use of the 1812 Overture.

Sergey Rodionov : Wow, a Napoleonic invasion, taken in its context with the full scope of the event. Not just: "Napoleon didn't know it gets cold in winter" Anyway, great channel: entertaining and informative! P.S. You've earned one subscriber today, sir!

INERT : Your audio does not match up with your lip movements. The audio is late by a few milliseconds.

MenschMan : It is 1794 a young artillery Officer has recently earned fame in the Italian campaign upon returning to Nice he hires a carriage driver to bring him to his residence and goes about his day. 1812 Napoleon emperor of almost all Europe stands outside of Moscow “ I have defeated you at the battle of Borodino! Hear me Russians you must surrender!” After a tense few moments a voice rings out from the city “yes but did you thank the carriage driver?!” Napoleon freezes as if hit by a bullet. He had not he no longer deserved victory. The peoples of Egypt refused to follow him for similar reasons it is also why his controlled territory in Central Europe rebelled against him

Estelle Brandt : Except youre the mongols

Joseph Krakowski : *Winter and scorched Earth*

Tonios Kaleem : I still find this somewhat reductive. Even after the Russian Campaign Napoleon was still able to field large and powerful armies, and while it was a tremendous set back, it was not inevitable that the Coalition Allies would win. Napoleon fielded an army almost as large as his Russian army by 1813 and in that same year defeated the Allies several times, such as at Dresden (where he defeated a numerically superior army and took few losses). While Napoleon would eventually be defeated at the Battle of Nations, the Allies before offered peace several times.

Anurag Kundapur : I think you meant to say "typhus" at 5:51 Napoleon's army was devastated by typhus. A disease transmitted by lice which thrived in the military coats, unchanged for several days on end.

NorthObsidianG : Then the germans had to top what the French failed... by doing it too..

Alexander Pavlovich Romanov : Yeaaaaa ma boi Kutuzov is brilliant

craig james : Napoleon was probably the best European general ever.. everyone thinks France forces are cowards but that couldn't be further from the truth... The French were 100s of years introduced to long term wars.. the French were extremely adept fighters.

Dream Gang : He frezeed his ass in russia Livestream squad reporting for duty

Napoleon I Bonaparte : What failed afterwards? The Russian Empire.

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Miek Adriaens : audio is't synced correctly in the beginning my man

David Inglis : (1) I think the statement that Napoleon aimed from the onset to conquer Europe is not supported by evidence (2) Aims of the various collations “to defeat the revolution” is massive generalization, and I think generally wrong. Each power was motivated by a mix of reasons, mostly fundamental self interests in response to French expansion to areas of long standing sphere of influence and interest. (3) (3:52) “This system with Logistic trains was sufficient at the beginning of the campaign” French logistics system was breaking down even in the assembly areas in 1812, which could not support properly the vast Grand army, leading to many of the horses being in poor condition entering Russia, and the system was breaking down right from the start of the campaign. Paul Brittain Austin;s book 1812 "march on Moscow" covers this with a chapter "the rape of Poland". (4) (4:10) After failing to destroy the Grand arame in several battles decided to retreat, the Russian plan was ALWAYS to retreat and fight the french somewhere further back in Russia (initially the camp at Drissia) relying on strategic attenuation to educe the Grand Armee to something more like even terms. (5) (4:39) “the Suburb of Borondino” - Boroindo isa town some 78 miles form Moscow. It’s NOT a suburb. (6) (5:05) The burning of Moscow. It’s not actually an established fact that Moscow was deliberating fired by the Russians. See the Buring off Moscow - Napoleon’s Trial by Fire 1812 (Alexander Mikiaberidze) examines the subject and is inconclusive. The Russians definitely fired Military and Grain stores which could of spread, the French did loot which in a Wooden city can easily resulting fire. (7) 6:15 “only 10,000 of the 685000 string Grand Armme was still fit for combat”. Incorrect. the 685,000 number includes troops on the flanking armies (much of which were Prussian and Austria but included other French and Allied troops) and they withdrew without anywhere near the cataclysmic losses of the main Grand Armee centre army which only number some 400,000+. . these Armies were substantially intact. Well over 100,000 got out of Russia but at least 60,000 were Austrians and Prussians who would fight against Napoleon in 1813. (8) Kutuziov (7:02) responsible for the Russian victory, I disagree Kutuzov leadership was generally bad, he mistakes in deployment and non-management at Borodino were only saved by the Heroic Efforts of Barclay de Tolly and Bagration. Barclay de Tolly was responsible for the campaign before Borodino, and he manned the retreat well. He had also as Minister for War reformed the Russian army in many ways to prepare it for the war in 1812. He also was responsible for the many preparation for lengthily war (training of replacements and many other things the made they Russian army ready to continue the campaign in 1813/4). Kutuzov was also pretty appalling after Borodino as he repeated failed to support his subinordites in attempts to cut Napoleon off during the retreat, mainly because Kutuzov believed that weakening France too much was not in Russia’s interest but would be advantage other powers like Austria and Prussia. (9) Kutuzov (7:02) , fortifications at Borodino, Kutuzov was not responsible for overseeing the construction of the various fortifications. Engineering officers did that though much of their work was misplaced on the right flank (more of Kutuzov’s poor deployment ) , the Raevesky redoubt the main redoubt of the battle , the construction was overseen by Lieutenant Ivan Liprandi (senior quarter master 6th corps) see page 196 Russian Against Napoleon , Dominic Levin ( a book I highly recommend)

Joseph Teller : Looks like you missed one important fact, Napoleon was a micromanager, and paranoid about his command structure being infiltrated by enemies. He had to return to Paris while on the Russian Campaign to put down an attempt by the chief of his Secret Police (Joseph Fouche) to take control of the Capital and cut off his supply of munitions (which they did not get by living off the land like they did food supplies) to hand him defeat and end his rule in a coup. This meant he could not micromanage and his Generals had to decide what to do on their own in Moscow and they delayed too long waiting for a response to Napoleon's letter for surrender by the Russians, getting caught in the winter storms on their retreat and ravaged by low food supplies, disease and Cossack sniper attacks all the way back out of Russia.

Bjeller Ås : Very good video, but you missed something: When Napoleon entered Vilnius (today Lithuania) the russians asked Napoleon for peace, but he refused. Soon Napoleon asked for peace, but he got no answer. AND: The russian army had a lot of loses too, because their canons and muskets/rifles had much shorter range than their french counterparts and had big problems with working. So the russian army suffered bigger loses in fight. But i think Russia won the war because the russian soldiers fighted to the last man. As Napoleon once said: ''It's not enough to kill the russian soldiers, you need to kill the morale.'' And they were as you said very patriotic, and they burned much when they retreated. And the russian army could get recruits and more soldiers. the french army could not.

Khaled Msemen : nApOlEoN wAnTeD To cOnqUeR eUrOp "Historian"

Shane Sanderford : Yeah but it was never Napoleons intention to conquer all of Europe. The coalition was the aggressor.

Luke Zuzga : Good video, even the way you brought in the sponsor.

The Mann : I still don’t know how I got third place. I think I did a good I guess. Also I’m watching the video rn, looking pretty good so far.

Cody Shi : Russia’s secret weapon to success the freezing winter.

lalas lalakis : what an un-historical video. you've done some good vids, but this is terrible.

Brent : I find this very biased. The continental system worked. There was a lot of smuggling indeed, but he got the better of it after a while. Russia leaving the system was big nono though. He would have won if not for the typhoid fever being so disastrous. There is also no proof Moscow was set alight, it could have been chance. Even if everything I said is found untrue, these views should have been mentioned.

MasterEndless : y did i get banned from discord :(

Kajlo : Western boys still think that Russian winter won this war. Napoleon invaded Russia during the spring, he already lost in summer and manage to escape in october. Anyone who has iq more than 50 knows that Russian army won this war.

Vinod Varghese : I think Russia is an unconquered frontier except for the Mongols who ravaged the country at will.

Somebody : Great job on your vids! Keep it up!

Eric Kariuki : Great video 👍

Andrew Cupps : Thanks for including 1812 overture

Kaiser Wilhelm : Guess I'm the only one who knows exactly how to beat Russia. In like a 3 year war of attrition with like millions dead on both sides.

Ross Kyle : 1:55 so trade with Scotland and Ireland was fine then

Saur : So it was Napoleon who wanted to conquer poor poor Europe, and Russia was just a victim of Napoleon's attempt to block trade with UK. Tell me then, how come Britain has declared war on France in 1803, and was joined by Austria and Russia - who were all defeated in the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805 - 7 years before Borodino? Poor Russia was also just a victim of evil invaders when russian army fought french army under Austerlitz? But Austerlitz is quite far from Russia - so what were the russians doing there in 1805 - 7 years before "evil invasion of France into Russia for reasons non other than stopping trade with Britain"? Your "history" doesn't add up.

Yukimura Sanada5 : which napoleon is this one i heard one got kicked by Prussia which is Germany

Andrew Hershberger : Why Napoleon ‘waited so long’ until June to invade is due to Russia ‘Rusputitsa’ or mud season, of which there is a spring and fall one.

Unreliable Internet : Great work as always! Keep it up!

Hunnicut : It good to see content like this existing on youtube

Alfred Moreno : "Cette malheureuse guerre d'Espagne m'a perdu" Napoleon Bonaparte

Fraud : I actually did this as an EPQ. And I came to the conclusion that the failure, was Napoleon pushing his army too far and too hard

Micah Dunsmoor : France was "Fran"tic

Nick Walsh : In Soviet Russia, all can be rebuilt.

Nano852 : because they couldnt learn from germans russia invasion since nazi germany didnt exist yet

Reynardus : Winter had NOTHING to do with Napoleon's defeat. Napoleon started retreating from Russia in early October and at that time he had no more than 35% of the usps that he started with.. They crossed Berezina in November. That was the last major battle and the river itself was not even frozen. What harsh conditions? The author is a dilettante.