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To: rbg81
Napoleon was not overrated. I read his biography. He may have been the most competent man on the planet, ever.

He had an Obama complex.

Eygpt, Russia, Waterloo. Three times he expected to win because it was his destiny, and didn't take into account local factors - supply lines, weather, competant opponents.

50 posted on 04/20/2013 8:33:35 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (A week when a Elvis impersonator sends a rucin laced letter to the White House and no├Âne cares)
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To: Oztrich Boy
I don't know how anyone could say that Napoleon was an overrated historical figure given his impact. Same with Hitler, who was a monster, yet we are living with the consequences of his actions to this day—and will forevermore.

My picks would be: MLK, Nelson Mandela, and Gorbachev. I wouldn't even put Hillary in this group as she's not a historical figure and I don't think she'll ever be elected POTUS.

63 posted on 04/20/2013 8:41:55 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Oztrich Boy; rbg81

Napolean overrated?

Have you actually read his incredible martial feats?

Read what his foes said about him

They sure as hell did not consider him overrated

Try Ho or Che or Fidel

You could make a case Patton was overrated far easier than Napolean
Damn...the man has his own level...like a Spinal Tap 11 for his era

Henry IV.....God love him....overrated......Cour d’leon too...


115 posted on 04/20/2013 9:30:44 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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