Napoleon had in mind…

New research in Ladonia history has given very interesting results. The First Empire in France, the Napoleon Bonaparte regime had the intention of conquering Ladonia. This must of course mean that Ladonia around 1800 was recognized by France and an interesting target for its expansion politics.

The prove is the picture below, showing the emperor pointing towards Wotan’s Tower, a painting done by Jacques-Louis David.

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Napoleon and Wotan’s Tower
Found and photographed by James Hartman

“This one proves interesting in terms of History. As far as historians know by this day, Napoleon never reached Ladonian coasts. But this painting seems to show that he had intentions to conquer Ladonia. I read this picture as a propagandistic painting showing this intention and perhaps also that he was threatening Ladonia with occupation. What effect this threat had is still unknown.”

Department of History and Archaeology
Ladonian Academy of Science

Lars Vilks

Lars Vilks was the artist behind Nimis and Arx, and the Founder and State Secretary of Ladonia. He also served as Editor Emeritus the Ladonia Herald.

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