Did Weather Give Us The Statue Of Liberty?

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was a bit of a jab at Napoleon? Maybe you have heard that the march into Russia in 1812, was the start of Napoleon’s demise. You may have also heard about some brutal weather Napoleon’s forces faced as it traveled from Moscow back home. However, was weather really the reason Napoleon failed to win the war with Russia? Was weather really the reason that Napoleon would fall from power without which democratic rise in France may have never taken place?


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Want to explore topic a bit more?  Here are some links for you…

  • Timeline of Napolean Empire
    • http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/imperialism/notes/napoleonchron.html
  • Climate4You Years 1800-1899
    • http://www.climate4you.com/ClimateAndHistory%201800-1899.htm
  • Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812
    • http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/campaign_russia_1812.html
  • Why Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia Was the Beginning of the End
    • http://www.history.com/news/napoleons-disastrous-invasion-of-russia-200-years-ago
  • Moscow 1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March
    • https://www.amazon.com/Moscow-1812-Napoleons-Fatal-March/dp/006108686X/
  • Napoleon the Great? (Video)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxQ4TcTcPbI
  • Charles Minard march to Moscow thematic map
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Winter#/media/File:Minard.png
  • Visions and Re-Visions of Charles Joseph Minard
    • http://www.datavis.ca/papers/jebs.pdf