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Napoleon Bonaparte would defeat George Washington in a war.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/1/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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1dustpelt

Pro

Round 1 is for acceptance.
aditk96

Con

I accept the challenge and hope this will be an interesting debate. Thank you for inviting me and let the debate begin
Debate Round No. 1
1dustpelt

Pro

Thank you for accepting.

Contentions
1. Tactics
Most historians agree that Napoleon was an expert at tactics. This is undeniable. For example, at the Battle of Austerlitz, Napoleon used his many tactics to win the battle. When he faked a retreat and his enemy chased him, he cleverly used his cavalry to charge. He then surrounded his enemy and won.

2. Battles.
Lets look at some of the most important battles Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington fought.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Austerlitz - Victory and also was outnumbered
Jena - Victory
Waterloo - Defeat, but would have won if his officers cooperated
Logan - Victory and outnumbered
Pyramids - Victory and was outnumbered
Wag ram - Victory

George Washington
Fort Washington - Defeat
Brandying - Outnumbered the British, made poor decisions and lost
Germantown - Outnumbered the British but lost
Monmouth - Draw
Yorktown - Victory, but only because the French came

As you see, Napoleon is a much better general than George Washington.

3. Troops
Napoleon's men were highly trained, compared to George Washington's inexperienced men.

4. Navy
Napoleon had a large navy. All Washington had were a few frigates and many privateers.

Conclusion
As you see, Napoleon Bonaparte would clearly win if he and Washington fought a war. I look forward to my opponent's arguments.

Sources
1. http://en.wikipedia.org...;
2. http://www.onepowerfulword.com...;
3. http://www.historyofwar.org...
4. http://en.wikipedia.org...;
5. http://sc94.ameslab.gov...
6. http://www.whitehouse.gov...
7. http://en.wikipedia.org...;
8. http://en.wikipedia.org...
9. http://www.pbs.org...;
aditk96

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
1dustpelt

Pro

Stop forfeiting! I told you at school to post, why won't you listen?
aditk96

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Debate Round No. 3
1dustpelt

Pro

Vote PRO.
aditk96

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Debate Round No. 4
1dustpelt

Pro

Vote PRO.
aditk96

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by THEBOMB 5 years ago
THEBOMB
and me MouthWash :P
Posted by MouthWash 5 years ago
MouthWash
Not even a contest imho. George Washington is only considered a great general by Americans who were taught that from first grade and don't know any better.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gets conduct/arguments for Con's forfeit. Vive l'Empereur!