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    The Battle of Waterloo

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    The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most famous battles in European history. The battle itself started when Napoleon escaped from Elba and returned to France. The battle was fought at Waterloo (Spielvogel 600). The battle was fought between the French army and their allied forces, which consisted of the Dutch, Prussians, Germans, Belgians, and British. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was in control of the French Grande Armée (The Battle of Waterloo 1). The Duke of Wellington, of Britain, and General

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    The Battle of Waterloo

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    years and expanded the French Empire from Portugal to Russia, his reign came to end at the hands' of his enemies. The Battle of Waterloo was Napoleon's last stand as a military commander and will be examined for his use of the principles of the operations process. Napoleon failed to implement these activities effectively and is ultimately responsible for the loss of the battle. Napoleon was able to lead his men, but was unable to overcome his failures. He failed to understand the operational

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    The Battle of Waterloo was fought thirteen kilometers south of Brussels between the French, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blücher from Prussia. Napoleon Bonaparte had always been driven by his desire to make France an European empire and was an experienced warlord and leader. The European powers were meeting in Vienna to re-establish the territorial balance in Europe when news came of Napoleon's escape from

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    both reformed their armies and became successful militarily, and they both would be replaced by a king. The only difference being that Rome did not have a final battle that would forever be linked with its name. Although Napoleon would lead a triumphant return to France, it would ultimately lead to his downfall at the Battle of Waterloo. In the spring of 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte was forced to abdicate his throne as emperor of the French. This caused much relief to the people of France as they had

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    The French Defeat at the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's Lack of Judgment After abdicating to the island of Elba Napoleon Bonaparte returned to France to rule the country once again. However after just 100 days ruling he had suffered the final defeat and was aboard a British ship returning to exile once more. He gambled everything on a battle which if he had won would've have left in an extremely strong position in Europe and would've changed the face of Europe as we know it today. He

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    The purpose of this paper is to analysis the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon's defeat and describe how an alternate outcome for Napoleon could have brought him victory. Many leaders and high ranking officials tried to rule and conquer lands throughout Europe history has shown us. Napoleon Bonaparte, became one of the greatest rulers when he took control of France in November 1799. (Napoleon Bonaparte took power in France on November 9th/10th 1799) Meanwhile the United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, and

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    Napoleon at Waterloo

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    and Napoleon’s gift for military strategy would not be enough to prevent his loss at the Battle of Waterloo and his second exile to St. Helena . The would be Emperor’s lack of military communication, his inability to draw the smaller English forces into battle, his underestimation of the Prussian forces, and a lack of morale with the second “Grande Armee” would prove Napoleon’s downfall at the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon’s strategy to crush the Anglo-Allied forces in Belgium, while they gathered,

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    Army, he had risen to become Emperor among the political chaos following the French Revolution in which the old ruling French kings and nobility had been destroyed. Napoleon built a 500,000 strong Army, which used modern tactics and improvisation in battle to sweep across Europe and acquire an Empire for France. But in 1812, the seemingly invincible Napoleon made the fateful decision to invade Russia. He advanced deep into that vast country, eventually reaching Moscow in September. He found Moscow had

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    One of, if not the most powerful people in modern western history was Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon Bonaparte came from humble beginnings, and with hard work and dedication he steadily and quickly rose up the military and eventually political ranks. Napoleon Bonaparte became France’s young, charismatic, and smart leader. However, just as quickly as he rose, he fell. Napoleon Bonaparte’s fall from power was largely attributed to himself becoming less “a man of the people” and more similar to past monarchs

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    The Reason Napoleon was Beaten at Waterloo "Recouler pour mieux sauter." (French idiom. A rough translation would be. "Recoil, the better to strike.") The campaign of Austerlitz, leading up to the battle of the same name, can be viewed as Napoleon's greatest victory. However a glaring blunder is that the Austrian staff failed completely to calculate the difference between the calendar systems of the two countries. The Russians used the ancient, Gregorian system, putting their dates ten

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