Washington vs. Napoleon fight to the death who wins?
Although in most cases, fight to the death is two men trying to kill each other, I think in this debate it shall be defined as two generals leading their armies, as best as they can, to victory against the other.
The following are conditions for the battle:
I shall now explain why Napoleon would most likely win.
Just to make it clear, "General Bonaparte" is Napoleon, there is no difference, it's just his correct title when discussing war.
Arcola: 15-17 November 1796
French Army of Italy under General Bonaparte mainly using the divisions ofMassena and Augereau but with detachments from other formations for a total of about 19,000 men in all.
Austrian main army under General Alvintzy with about 24,000 men total.
Having failed to defeat Alvintzy's army on its approach march Bonaparte was left facing a new more numerous Austrian army before Verona in terrain that favoured Austrian tactics. Morever his troops were tired and their leadership decimated by constant hard campaigning.
The 16th saw Massena and Augereau repeating their efforts of the 15th. In the process they met Austrian forces advancing on the French bridgehead at Ronco. The Austrians were severely mauled. Once again, however, Augereau failed to take Arcola and Bonaparte withdrew his forces to the bridgehead at Ronco.
Their flank turned by Augereau the Austrians withdrew after some hard fighting.
The French admitted losses of about 4,600 men.
The battles around Arcola left the troops of both sides physically exhausted. Morally and strategically the victory went to Bonaparte and the French. They had stymied the third Austrian attempt to relieve Mantua.
Rivoli was the culmination of the Austrian's fourth attempt, the second under Alvintzy, to relieve Mantua.
The French casualties were some 5,000 men.
The outcome of Rivoli was not just the defeat of the third and last effort to relieve Mantua, but the destruction of the Austrian Field Army in Italy and the complete demoralization of its remenants. Mantua surrendered several weeks later. In the spring Bonaparte marched on Vienna.
Bonaparte was beseiging Acre, the Ottomans had raised an army at Damascus which was marching to relieve it. Bonaparte sent Kleber with a very small division to intercept and defeat this threat.
The French losses were about 300 men.
One of the two main armies the Ottamans had been organizing to retake Eygpt was defeated.
Napoleon Bonaparte was the God of guerrilla fighting tactics.
He beat 35,000 mean with only 4,000, he knew how to trick the opponent and read the opponent like a book.
I like your quote: "Napoleon was very impulsive sometimes and impatient, and Washington is one of the most rational and patient generals the world has ever seen." want to know why Napoleon won around 40 different wars? Because he knew most generals would be 'rational' they would act whatever seemed logical and were so predictable. It was Napoleon's somewhat insanity that led him to victory in so many wars. After all, how can one predict a 'rational mad-man's moves'? As my name would suggest, as this debate will show throughout. A mad man, with some intelligence, is a far more dangerous opponent than a rational predictable person.
Napoleon lost his cool at times, yes. But when he did he used his anger to fuel huge offences. Even on US soil, Napoleon always studied the soil on which he fought in depth with severe observation. He learnt it inside out and often knew the land better than the general who lived on it. This is the God of War, metaphorically, going against a commendable but relatively standard general; Washington.
The French army consisted around 69,000 soldiers with 250 guns, 7,000 artilleries, 14,000 cavalries, and 48,000 infantries. To fill in the ranks of the French army throughout the rule, Napoleon had used conscription but he did not conscript men for the campaign in 1815. All of the troops in the French army were veterans and had been already involved in one or more campaign already. The cavalries of the French army were both formidable and numerous. It also include 7 highly versatile lancers and 14 regiments of heavy and armored cavalry. Meanwhile the armies under the Coalition only had armored troops and Wellington only had a handful of lancers.
Wellington admitted that he had inexperienced, ill-equipped, very weak, and infamous staffs in his army. His troops only consisted of 67,000 soldiers with 150 guns, 6,000 artilleries, 11,000 cavalries, and 50,000 infantries. 24,000 of the soldiers in the troop were British and another 6,000 were from the King"s German Legion. All of the British soldiers in the troops were regular soldiers wherein 7,000 of there where veterans of the Peninsular War. In addition to Wellington"s army there were 3,000 soldiers from Nassau, 6,000 from Brunswick, 11,000 from Hanover and 17,000 Dutch troops.
The Battle of Waterloo took place near the Waterloo, Belgium on June 18, 1815. In this battle, the forces of the French Empire under the leadership of Michael Ney and Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition and a Prussian Army, which was commanded by Gebhard Von Blucher. The forces were also defeated by an Anglo-Allied Army commanded by the Duke of Wellington.
The Battle of Waterloo puts an end to the tyrant rule of Napoleon as the emperor of France. It had also marked the end of the hundred days of Napoleon from exile return. The battle was regarded as an influential battle of all time marking the Bonaparte"s last and Waterloo Campaign.
When Napoleon was returned to power in 1815, plenty of states had opposed his comeback. Since then, the Seventh Coalition was formed and armies began to mobilize. There are two huge forces assembled near the northeast border of France. These forces were under the command of Blucher and Wellington. Napoleon had planned to attack the said forces before they can unite with the other members of the Coalition in coordination of France invasion. The three-day engagement of the Waterloo Campaign happened in the Battle of Waterloo on June 16-19, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo was quoted by Wellingtons as the "nearest run thing you ever saw in your life".
Until noon of June 18, 1815, Napoleon delayed granting of the battle to let the ground get dry. The army of Wellington had positioned across the Brussels Road along the Mont St Jean escarpment. Repeated attacks by French take place along the road until evening but the army remained standing. The army of Prussians arrived in full force and eventually broke through the right border of Napoleon. During the breakage of the Prussians army towards Napoleon"s border, the British made a counter-attacked, which drove the French army in chaos from the field. The forces of the Seventh Coalition have successfully entered France and reinstate Louis XVIII to the French throne. Napoleon resigned from the throne and surrender to the British government. In 1821, he was exiled to die at Saint Helena.
Yes, Napoleon lost wars. so did Washington.
Yes, Napoleon made mistakes, so did Washington.
However, after both made mistakes who became the God of war as so many people term him?
Who shaped Europe from the barbaric system to the organised and democratic fashion it is now FROM SCRATCH?
In fact you said nothing about Washington.
All you bothered to do was state how and when napoleon has lost wars, which all were very early in his career.
To defeat 35,000 men with 4,000 is insanely skilled. Washington did nothing of the sort.
That is all.
For failing to even once introduce any of Washington's achievements and for no sourcing whatsoever I believe I should win this debate.