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Napolean's height, measured after his death, was 5 feet, 6 inches and 22/45ths of an inch. (The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte, 1870). Napolean, nicknamed in France as the "Little Corporal", was routinely caricatured by British cartoonists as short: Years later, Hitler got the same treatment.


The Portuguese colonies were amongst the most developed. It was the scramble for their mineral resources, namely Angola's oil, which led the superpowers of the time to destabilize them, leading to civil wars and economic decline.

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