How Napoleon’s Racism lost France an Empire

Sometimes the history you don’t know is the most informative; for instance, how Napoleon’s racism lost France an empire.

To be more precise, Napoleon’s racism cost France its most valuable colony; Haiti. To explain, Napoleon could have kept the then-valuable Caribbean nation of Haiti as a French colony.

However, the supposed military and political genius let racism and greed guide national policy. Consequently, France lost Saint-Domingue or Haiti.

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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.

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