napoleon did a thing

Sir Sidney Smith is my favorite of Napoleon’s British nemeses bc he did war by doing a bunch of mind-fucking like when he was advising the Ottoman’s during Napoleon’s invasion of Syria he challenged Napoleon to a personal duel under the city walls which just made Napoleon think he was a lunatic and then he went around doing shit like sending copies of Napoleon’s pro-Islam proclamations he made in Egypt to the Syriac Christian population to mess with Napoleon’s propaganda attempts, managed to distribute forged orders giving a pessimistic image to Napoleon’s soldiers and then the biggest thing he did was successfully send Napoleon out of the Middle East by bringing actual legitimate newspapers from Europe to the French camp under a flag of truce and good will which were carefully selected to highlight the large series of defeats France was suffering in Italy and Germany which caused Napoleon to abandon his Middle Eastern expedition

anonymous asked:

k im not rlly trying to start shit but if you hate the hitler rp blog why do you rp napoleon? he was not as bad as hitler but he was a pretty darn bad guy as well. and both figures existed a long time ago so i mean. eh. who gives a shit anymore?

okay????? when did napoleon commit mass genocide????????????? Hitler was 70 years ago (that’s like your GRANDPARENTS age) whereas Napoleon was OVER 200 YEARS AGO. This is the stupidest thing i’ve been asked lmao. Napoleon actually helped Jews in his empire, expanded on many of the laws we hold to be democratic for equals rights. Napoleon did “””””””awful”””” things because he was often put in a position where he had no choice when EVERY MONARCHY (britain,russia,etc) FELT THREATENED BY HIS IDEAS AND WAS ATTACKING FRANCE. like??  sure he said some vaguely racist/sexist things at times but there has never been any unbiased evidence that he planned to completely destroy an entire race or religion of people. 

in fact a lot of historical documents on napoleon are from BRITISH historians and people who have MADE SHIT UP and gasp…they…might…be…BIASED TO THEIR NATION????? the guy NEVER actually enjoyed seeing people dead in war either so don’t come to my ask and give me that “he was a pretty darn bad guy” bullshit when you’re trying to compare him to an actual murderous scumbag like hitler.

fuck off trying to compare them because that is the same glorified anglo-educated “we won the war!!!” bullshit that’s leading this asshole to think their skinhead edgy ass is OMG SO FUNNY ROFLCOPTER XD!!!!!!