Drunk, Murderous and Completely Out of Control!
By Matt Goldstein
The great general and emperor of France exuded military dominance over all of Europe before his invasion of Russia turned into a complete disaster. When Napoleon was forced into exile, the disgraced former leader was only allowed to take a few things with him. Among these “few” possessions, was 200 bottles Courvoisier. A fine Champagne Cognac was a must for Napoleon at all times, even during military campaigns and battles. Along with the Courvoisier, was an even larger amount of wine. Napoleon might have very well taken over a half of the world while being completely drunk.
Perhaps the most murderous dictator in the history of the world, Joseph Stalin probably killed in excess of 22 million people, maybe more. Yes, that’s almost twice as many people than were killed by Adolph Hitler. During his 25 year reign as leader of the Soviet Union and his murderous and evil campaign, Joseph Stalin was completely hammered. Joseph Stalin threw drinking parties every night. Every single night! Stalin’s drink of choice was of course Russian vodka. This alcoholism most likely contributed to Stalin’s paranoia, brutality and severe hypertension.
Alexander the Great:
Known as the greatest military leader ever, Alexander of Macedonia conquered almost the entire known world of the times. Alexander was also a raging alcoholic. Night and day, Alexander was known to be drunk at all times, all the while being in charge of an empire that stretched from Greece to India. According to a new book, “Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy,” ‘Alexander became increasingly unpredictable, megalomaniacal, and paranoid, followed by bouts of remorse.’ Apparently all of these symptoms are classic signs of Alcoholism. Alexander even murdered one of his closest friends, Cleitus, during a raging drunken spell. Cleitus had actually saved Alexander’s life during battle. After realizing what he had done, Alexander went into severe depression. I guess the Ouzo was a little too much for him. Source: The Independent UK.