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The Russian Campaign. Monday October 21. The Russian Campaign. Russia was Napoleon’s ally (friend) and had agreed to stop trading with Britain Russia later refused to follow France’s policies because the Tsar (Russian monarch) didn’t trust Napoleon. The Russian Campaign.

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the russian campaign

The Russian Campaign

Monday October 21

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The Russian Campaign
  • Russia was Napoleon’s ally (friend) and had agreed to stop trading with Britain
  • Russia later refused to follow France’s policies because the Tsar (Russian monarch) didn’t trust Napoleon
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The Russian Campaign
  • Napoleon declared war on Russia
  • He assembled his largest army in Europe (600,000 soldiers) and marched into Moscow (capital of Russia)
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The Russian Campaign
  • Recall: How did Napoleon motivate his troops to march into Russia?
arrival in moscow
Arrival in Moscow
  • Napoleon had hoped that the Russians would surrender
  • When he arrived he found that Moscow was deserted and the Russians had burned down their own city
    • Took away Napoleon’s victory!
defeat due to russian winter
Defeat due to Russian Winter
  • On the march back from Moscow napoleon’s troops were starving, demoralized and freezing
    • Too proud to surrender to the Russians
    • Picture on page 115
napoleon abandons his army again
Napoleon abandons his army…again
  • In December, on the march home, only 9000 of 600,000 soldiers survived
    • Napoleon abandoned them and went back to France
  • Napoleon NEVER recovered from this defeat
video
Video:
  • Napoleon in Russia
page 116
Page 116
  • The logistics of invading Russia
tomorrow s class
Tomorrow’s class
  • “Abdication and Exile” p.118-121
    • The 100 days
    • The Battle of Waterloo
    • Saint Helena
    • The Congress of Vienna
  • Leave room for this in your projects!
today s class
Today’s Class:
  • Working on your Napoleon unit projects
  • Questions, comments, concerns, or queries?