It’s 1799, and Italy is fractured, politically, socially, and economically. This isn’t new - it’s been fractured for over a thousand years at this point. This made it easy for Napoleon to invade in the first place, and now he is going to exploit this to keep Italy under his thumb. In this episode we’re going to see how Napoleon manages to juggle the various forces in Italy - he needs to keep things united enough to be stable, but fractured enough to be pliable. Download Episode 11
Benjamin and Adam are brothers, and are both in grad school studying theoretical chemistry. History is their hobby.