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Mr. Moji Gaming : Russia is a chilly boi.

Rapey The Mouse : 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.

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

Goldberg the Goalie : Croissants vs vodka

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!

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

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

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.

Estelle Brandt : Except youre the mongols

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)

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.

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

Joseph Krakowski : *Winter and scorched Earth*

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.

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NPC 07091822 : He frezeed his ass in russia Livestream squad reporting for duty

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.

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

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.

Alexander Pavlovich Romanov : Yeaaaaa ma boi Kutuzov is brilliant

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

Khaled Msemen : nApOlEoN wAnTeD To cOnqUeR eUrOp "Historian"

jack han : Russia’s secret weapon to success the freezing winter.

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.

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

MasterEndless : y did i get banned from discord :(

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

Andrew Cupps : Thanks for including 1812 overture

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

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

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.

hint1k : Btw, the battle of Borodino was a draw. Napoleon did not win it. Russian army just left the field after the battle. And by doing so they gave Napoleon a chance to claim the victory to himself =)

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


Enrique Vivanco : The "Winter" issue is a stupid Western propaganda. The Russians are humans and the Winners is also bad for them

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

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

Ben Quinney : Putin

Diego Garcia Bonilla : First

Napoleon I Bonaparte : An interesting engineering infrastructure in Borodino, flechés. These are small redoubts with a small ditch forward of its ramparts. Manned by cannons and crew and guards.

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

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

Mr. Murica : The cavalry charge in the intro, was that audio clip from empire tw?

Danx Tgcad : Lol napolean did not lose in russia. russia was just a coward and ran from the capital and if your enemy claims your capital then you lose so idk what you talking about saying napolean lost.

LucarioAura Kitty : I was just watching one of your old videos and now a new one came up? Hell yeah

Matthew Kuchinski : Very good insights into Napoleon's greatest defeat. Reminds me why he also lost in Egypt, Haiti, and Spain, as he faced not only climate problems, but also issues with logistics and a hostile populace that resorted to guerrilla warfare.

Russ ianFolkTales : Napoleon with his tariffs and trade barriers sounds very much like Trump today.