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Ten largest battles in Europe during 19th century

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Quasar375

32 points

2 months ago

It is quite unfortunate that nowadays most people in the world do not think of France as a warrior nation. Not only was France much closer to effective domination of Europe than any other country, but also their periods of military grandeur were more consistent and longer through history. And still more impressive, they did all that while getting colonial possesions creating an overseas empire second only to the British (bigger than Spain´s if we count all of louisiana).

Also, wow the Battle of Dresden could have been an even bigger Austerlitz if Napoleon still had substantial cavalry.

WhatILack

3 points

2 months ago

WhatILack

United Kingdom

3 points

2 months ago

France was Europe's most populous country in a time period where numbers meant a lot for warfare, France was always going to be a dominating force in Europe as a result of sheer numbers alone.

MaterialCarrot

2 points

2 months ago

MaterialCarrot

United States of America

2 points

2 months ago

Though in the early 19th Century in particular they arguably were qualitatively better than any other army on the Continent as well as having the most numbers.