A Qt3 Empires in Arms Play By Forum Game
La saignée fait partie des ingrédients de la médecine politique.
“Bloodletting is among the ingredients of political medicine.”
The End of the Year of our Lord, 1804.
“Statesmen have long memories, however, and they make decisions in the context of not only their own experiences but what they understand of the history of the international system decades before their rise to power. Napoleon was no exception to this principle. He had imbibed not only the Enlightenment principles championed by the French revolutionaries but also the visceral hatred the French held for the British. But Napoleon was also an upstart. He rose to national prominence in France in 1796, and three years later he took power with no formal training or practice in the tasks of governing and functioning as a state leader. His continental adversaries, however, had at least a decade of such training and experience behind them. Neither did they adhere to the French revolutionary conviction that a new era had dawned with the proclamation of the republic, a conviction epitomized by the adoption of a new revolutionary calendar. In France, and for many students and readers of Napoleonic history, the past was dead. For the crowned heads of Europe, their statesmen, and their generals, however, it was alive. This was only one difficulty the new French monarch faced in trying to communicate with his enemies. Thus it would be easy to see the Napoleonic Wars as resulting from failures to communicate; certainly the gap between Napoleon’s worldview and his opponents’ played a prominent role in causing and protracting hostilities. But perfect communication would not have led to perfect peace. As Napoleon solidified his power in France and his enemies sought to recover from the damage of the eighteenth century in various ways, all of these efforts interacted to bring about a series of devastating conflicts.”
Kagan, Frederick. The End of the Old Order: v. 1 (Napoleon And Europe)
"Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes."
“C’est pire qu’un crime, c’est une faute”
"It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder."
“When Napoleon lay at Boulogne for a year with his flat-bottom boats and his Grande Army, he was told, ‘There are bitter weeds in England.’”
– Winston Churchill
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