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Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Bicentennial: Waterloo

Okay, it's not Wyoming history.

"Scotland Forever". The Charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo.

Or maybe it sort of is.

On this date, two hundred years ago, a coalition of European nations, lead by the parliamentary democracy of the United Kingdom, defeated the dictatorship of the revived forces of Napoleonic France.  Napoleon, who marched in the name of revolutionary ideals early on, but who ruled as a dictator and then an emperor, gave a reformed system of law to France and Spain, and war and death to all of Europe.  He sold Louisiana to the United States to raise cash for his endeavors, and by doing that gave Wyoming to the United States (although a person has to wonder if Louisiana would have been taken by the country eventually anyhow).  The US would eventually join the the late stages of the Napoleonic Wars, although we fail to see it that way, on France's side and we'd suffer defeat, although we fail to see it that way as well, to the British, who were pretty charitable in the peace.

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