Question by Hello: Why did Napoleon lose in Russia?
I need to write an essay on this and I’m trying to form a thesis so I need strong points. Please help me.
So far, I have:
– his army was outnumbered, and Russia was a huge territory
– his army wasn’t able to tolerate the winter
Please and thanks 🙂
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Answer by softsneakers
He, along with other wannabe conquerors, forgot about Russia’s Three Greatest Generals:
Of course, that’s just a part – albeit a huge part – of the story. Note that Hitler ran into the same troubles around a hundred years later. Russians came in droves to defend Mother Russia. Apart from able leadership was the sheer number of soldiers mobilized in tandem with their ability to effectively evacuate civilians when required.
While the French no doubt have experienced winter, they have not experienced a Russian winter. Horse-drawn artillery and supplies do not move very well in a fine summer’s day. During winter? Forget about it. Frostbite and other disease further slowed his advance into unfamiliar territory.
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