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How did Napoleon lose in Russia

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

Trevor Lahey : Croissants vs vodka

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

Mr. Moji Gaming : Russia is a chilly boi.

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

World Eater : Strategic depth... not Russia's winter, is what "defeated" Napoleon.

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

Alexander Pavlovich Romanov : Yeaaaaa ma boi Kutuzov is brilliant

craig james : French warriors are hugely underrated

Aisir : You missed one point. Russians forced Napoleon to retreat by the very same road he marched towards Moscow by winning battle of Maloyaroslavets

JustCallMeGlacier : 10,000 out of 685,000 God damn dude...

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

Joseph Krakowski : *Winter and scorched Earth*

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

Frank Ragetti : I am starting to strongly believe the word "Russia" means "your grave"

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.

giggity : Because he forgot Russia gets cold ASF 😂, there I answer your question.

Vincent Productions : in Mother Russia, you don't protect the land, the land protects you (Literally) .

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

Galih KrissVector : Tambora mountain : *laugh in the 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.

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

Turkmenistan's Got Talent 2018-2019 : Jesus man, these are coming out like they're on a bloody production line. I love it, keep up the work.

ryan hawn : Look at military history visualized or Greg's airplanes for some in depth content on recent history

Napoleon Bonaparte : You just offended the Emperor!

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

History House Productions : General Winter FTW

Mikhail the Tenor : I wish the internet or educational YouTube videos could physically hand out various actual genuine degree diplomas by people ordering them by mail.

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

Unova's Finest : Russian Winter: +20 attrition to enemies on core provinces between the months of October and April Scorched Earth: Add another 50 on top of that whenever you feel like it 🤷🏿‍♂️

Sokol 97 : What a great video as usual, Very well done Griffin. Keep up the great work.

Dwarov 1 : 3:52 This is completely untrue. The French army already struggled to supply itself in Warsaw before the invasion even began 4:52 They can claim what they want but it still was a russian strategic victory. Just because the French lost less men, it does not meen that they won. 5:58 The French were almost out of Russia when the winter began

Astorre 321 : Loving music from MB l'Aigle mod🙌🏻🙌🏻

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

BlueIceAce : What a fantastic video. Harsh advice: if you didn't include yourself at the beginning of the video and just voiced over the animations, your channel would seem far more professional. Nothing to do with your face, but has to do with your setup.

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

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

Eli In the Wolverine State : Radiation poisoning. Thus blew up Moscow on them. All the metal was radioactive.

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

Wilmer Holmqvist : I feel like the quality of these videos grows so fast keep it up :D

Joe Xu : please tell me griffin is come kinda pen name 'cause tos too fitting