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Like, I appreciate that you’ve stuck to 6 significant figures for both converted values. But why are you in 6 significant figures to begin with? The original only has 1 significant figure. The poetry requires that the second value is exactly 2x the first, so giving that to 2 significant figures is justified, but really; 800 and 1600 is where this should be at.
It is one of the biggest errors in world history and here’s why:
- Although starting in the middle of summer with a few small battles, it eventually dragged on for almost six months into a brutal winter
- The Russians’ scorched earth policy surprised the French and made the French’s advances much more treacherous and costly
- Napoleon’s thirst for a full victory was impossible to satisfy because the Russians refused to engage in any prolonged battles, instead wisely choosing to use guerrilla tactics to decimate an already broken, famished, and sickened French Army
- Over 17,000 French troops lost their lives each month during the disastrous campaign