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This Week In History: March 2-8

March 2, 1798: The Bank of England issues the first one- and two-pound banknotes.

March 3, 1875: The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Quebec. 45 more words

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The Reverse Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz’s (1780–1831) war is not the extension of politics but is in fact the cause—in other words, politics are the extension of war. If we accept Thomas Hobbes’ (1588–1679) theory that man in the state of nature is bad, or more precisely not good, then war is the overriding principal of life. 184 more words

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March 1 1815: Napoleon Returns to France

“L’Inconstant sailed into Golfe-Juan on the southern French coast on Wednesday, March 1, unloading Napoleon’s force by 5 p.m. ‘I have long weighed and most maturely considered the project,’ Napoleon harangued his men just before they went ashore, ‘the glory, the advantages we shall gain if we succeed I need not enlarge upon. 642 more words

February 27 1815: A Close Call

L'Inconstant sailing from Elba with NAPOLEON is approached by the French brig Zéphir.— February 27 1815 #Waterloo1815 pic.twitter.com/EkN9YHs5Vc

— 1815now (@1815now) February 27, 2015

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Napoleon, OH man honors soldiers with snow eagle

NAPOLEON, Ohio (CNN) – A man in Northwest Ohio made use of the piles of snow in front of his house, sculpting them into an eagle to honor the United States military. 114 more words

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Today in World History: February 26th

Napoleon’s first time in captivity was in Elba, the third largest island in Italy. After losing to the British and surrendering, Napoleon was exiled to the Italian  island in May of 1814. 102 more words

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