Monday, October 7, 2013

Dreams of Grandeur in French America

Typing in the last of the notebook on Napoleon III's thoughts on his life.  Just got up to Mexico today, then it stopped, at, I believe 59 hand-written pages.  He did spark off some odd thoughts, though, about how deeply France had been involved in the New World since Cartier and La Verendrye.  The Louisiana Purchase is probably still regretted by some Frenchmen.  Who knows where that would have led?  Combine it with the Mexican Empire under French control and you've really got something.  Almost justifies the Monroe Doctrine.  I'll have to look in Google Books to resurrect my sources 

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