200 years after general’s death, a Napoleonic culture war rages in France

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    As France pulls out all the stops to celebrate 200 years since Napoleon’s death, debate is raging about whether it’s high time to ‘cancel’ an emperor seen by many as a ‘genocidal tyrant to blame for the deaths of millions’ – his admirers, however, hail him as ‘the nation’s greatest ever hero.’

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