Napoleon's Retreat from Russia

About Napoleon's retreat from Russia, overstepping the power of the French Empire.

1812 NAPOLEON'S RETREAT FROM RUSSIA

Interested in personal power and in expansion of his French empire, Napoleon invaded Czarist Russia, reaching Moscow. The Russians constantly retreated to let time, topography, and climate collaborate with them in defeating Napoleon. Fleeing from Moscow and Russia in a bitter winter, Napoleon's army of 500,000 men was reduced to 20,000 survivors. As a result, France's imperial system and empire disintegrated, and Napoleon soon vanished from the world scene.

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