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The Reign of Napoleon

Guess these facts about Napoleon and his reign as Emperor of France.
Last updated: January 07, 2017
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Napoleon's surname
Bonaparte
He was born on this island
Corsica
He was exiled to this island
Elba
... before escaping and being exiled to this more remote island
Saint Helena
His final defeat
Battle of Waterloo
English commander at the above battle
Duke of Wellington
This frigid city marked the easternmost point of his conquests
Moscow
Name of his first wife and true love
Joséphine
His greatest victory. It led to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire
Battle of Austerlitz
He helped to spread this system of weights and measures
Metric System
His expedition to Egypt discovered this famous relic, used to translate hieroglyphs
Rosetta Stone
This French colony declared independence in 1804 following a slave revolt
Haiti
This territory was sold to the United States in 1803
Louisiana
British admiral Horatio Nelson defeated the French navy at this 1805 naval battle
Battle of Trafalgar
Napoleon was the name of a pig in this famous anti-communist book
Animal Farm
Name for his system of enlightened laws
Napoleonic Code
This monument in Paris commemerates his conquests
Arc de Triomphe
His nickname - even though he was average height
Little Corporal
The name of his army
Grande Armée
Peace conference that set national boundaries after Napoleon's defeat
Congress of Vienna
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level 70
Jan 7, 2017
Bit too easy?
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level 71
Jan 7, 2017
Easy but it's ok. There's always room for Napoleon quiz - advanced level.
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level 64
Jan 7, 2017
Liking these quizzes! Maybe some about other countries like Spain, Italy and many more. Maybe even some dictators like Stalin, Mao or Pinochet :P
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level 59
Jan 7, 2017
Wow, discovering ancient relics, spreading systems of weights and measures, creating enlightened laws, building impressive monuments - yet he seems to have got a bad rap over the years...
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level 75
Jan 8, 2017
Probably because his wars killed hundred thousands people, maybe millions?
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level 59
Jan 8, 2017
It was actually a facetious comment, I'm definitely aware of the deaths his ambitions caused (even more to France than any other country). He has even been interpreted as the first Antichrist in the prophecies of Nostradamus, if you go for that sort of thing. However, when I was doing this quiz, I was reminded of a scene from the Life of Brian - "but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us?"
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level 70
Jan 22, 2017
the aqueduct?
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level 58
Aug 5, 2018
"Whatever happened to the Popular Front?" "He's over there." "Splitter!"
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level 72
Apr 28, 2017
I actually think British resistance to Napoleonic France caused more deaths than the actions of Napoleon himself, under his rule life for the average European improved immeasurably.
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level 56
Apr 28, 2017
British resistance? What about the Russians, Prussians, Austrians, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch et al who resisted Napolean at one time or another, and who formed grand coalitions against France?
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level 55
Apr 28, 2017
True, but a lot of them only did so at the instigation of or due to support from the British, and furthermore many deaths were caused by British interference rather than actual war (e.g. blockading places and thus causing food shortage is one example I can think of). It's likely a lot of continental regimes wouldn't have been able to get back up without British help, when Napoleonic rule was often popular (what with abolishing feudalism and independence as a puppet instead of direct subjugation and all that)
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level 58
Aug 5, 2018
'K...
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level 64
Oct 23, 2018
Damn you Brits for defending yourselves, what were you thinking? You should've been grateful such a great man wanted to rule over you!
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level 53
Apr 28, 2017
Nelson was a vice admiral not an admiral
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level 34
Apr 28, 2017
Animal Farm was most certainly not an anti-communist book. It was anti-authoritarian. Orwell himself was an anarcho-communist.
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level 58
Apr 28, 2017
Agreed. Animal Farm is anti-soviet and anti-stalin, not anti-communist.
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level 57
Apr 28, 2017
Also, it really doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the quiz....
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level 54
Oct 23, 2018
It was against the system in the USSR commonly known as Communism. Orwell was a socialist, but not a Communist in the sense that is usually meant by the term. Agreed that it doesn't really fit with the rest of the quiz though.
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level 56
Jun 8, 2017
I feel offended that 95% of people get the battle of Waterloo correct but that only 25% got the battle of Austerlitz, clearly the greatest and most influential battle of the war.
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level 68
Aug 2, 2018
He has returned!
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level 39
Jun 20, 2018
Ironic that the UK and France seem to be natural enemies (The Napoleonic Wars, France's support of the American Revolution, et al) yet there is a tunnel connecting the two countries. Easier access for fighting troops perhaps?
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level 67
Oct 23, 2018
I was watching an interview with Patrick Stewart online the other day, and he joked that this is why Captain Picard had a British accent, even though the character was French.
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level 74
Oct 23, 2018
Countries close to each other often end up rivals with contentious pasts. They also often end up with interconnected transportation networks. There's nothing ironic about this.
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