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POLL: Ney's Defection in 1815


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average joe Inactive Member writes:

Anyone, with a bit of luck, can have a long and quiet life filled with pleasant memories.

Few have a chance to have their names become synonymous with courage and glory.

And fewer still would chose the second option when presented with the chance.

Don't forget that Louis still had a rather large army even after Ney's defection and I didn't see them rushing to defend the Monarchy or arrest Napoleon andNey.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
support the Bourbons
27
7%
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support Napoleon
93
24%
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retire to his estate
162
42%
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no opinion
105
27%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

The March/April issue of First Empire ran a wonderful article, Ney's Defection in 1815: What made him act the way he did? which leads with this quote:

Ney only got what he deserved. He should have gone back to Paris. It'd have been nobler. It wasn't Ney's business to dispose of crowns.
Napoleon

What should Ney have done in 1815?