The Napoleonic Wars!!

Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against JEHOVAH, and against his anointed (Messiah), saying, "Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us." He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: JEHOVAH shall have them in derision (Psalm 2:1-4).

The Congress of Vienna was supposed to convene in 1813 to affirm Hapsburg hegemony over the entire New World south of Mexico and British control of the New World north of Mexico.

After the birth of the United States of Israel in the wilderness, the 3 nations of Bible prophecy: Spain, Great Britain, and France, clashed in a titanic struggle called the Napoleonic Wars. The Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1803 until the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. All the nations of Western Europe, including the United States and Russia, were involved in the conflict. It was the longest lasting international conflict in world history. Total casualties worldwide ranged from 3 million to 6 million people.

These wars were actually phony wars, as all 3 nations had agreed in advance to the final outcome of the wars, namely the transfer of the entire New World (with the exception of Canada) to the Spanish empire. The wars were financed by the silver mines of New Spain.

The 4 main objectives of the Napoleonic Wars were:

1. Annex the Louisiana Territory to the British Empire.
2. Annex Portugal to Spain . . . and Brazil to the Spanish empire.
3. Annex Orthodox Russia to the Latin West.
4. Abolish the Irish Parliament and annex Ireland to Papal England permanently.

Financing for the Napoleonic Wars came from the silver mines of Mexico and beaver pelts from the Hudson's Bay Company.

These 4 goals were always uppermost on the Jesuits' agenda and they were to be financed by silver from the slave labor and convicts silver mines of New Spain. Before 1800, the Irish Parliament was always vehemently opposed to Latin Church sovereignty on their island.

Lord Cornwallis (1738 - 1805).
Lord Cornwallis

The "surrender" of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781 was just the opening salvo in a diabolically clever scheme to annex Louisiana to the British Empire.

As compensation for giving up her North American claims, Spain was to receive Brazil.

"Surrender" of Lord Cornwallis
"Surrender" of Lord Cornwallis
at Yorktown in 1781.

Portugal was to be completely eliminated and the Portuguese New World Empire was to be annexed to the Spain Empire.

The New World after the
The New World after the
1783 Treaty of Paris.
España circa 1813.
España circa 1813.
Proposed New World
The New World circa 1813.

The area to the left of the BLUE LINE was formerly Indian Territory and forbidden to the British colonists. It was ceded by the British to the United States in the Treaty of Paris.

If all went according to the plans of Napoleon Bonaparte and the British government, this is how the New World . . . and Spain . . . was supposed to look like after the "lucky" year 1813.

Tiny Portugal–the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and bitter rival of Spain–would have disappeared forever, and Brazil would have become part of the South American Spanish empire.

Trafalgar was the most famous naval battle of the Napoleonic Wars

There were several naval clashes between Great Britain, France, and Spain during the Napoleonic Wars and Trafalgar is probably the most famous naval battle.

Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805).
Horatio Nelson (1758–1805).

The Battle of Trafalgar was one of the most famous naval battles of the Napoleonic Wars.

It was fought between Britain, Spain, and France, in 1805.

Admiral Horatio Nelson, and thousands of sailors, were killed in the battle.

The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Admiral Nelson is a great British naval hero who died at the Battle of Trafalgar fighting the French and Spanish. While stationed in Jamaica, Nelson was studying French in anticipation of becoming a French prisoner-of-war:

As the French admiral Count d'Estaing had by now arrived at Hispaniola from Martinique, an attack on Jamaica was expected. In August 1779 Nelson wrote to Locker, who had by then gone home: "Jamaica is turned upside down since you left it." The young man had been entrusted with the command of the batteries at Port Royal.
Nelson's letters at this time were full of foreboding, shared by the station. He half expected to be taken prisoner. "I think," he wrote to Locker, "you must not be surprised to hear of my learning to speak French." His apprehensions were in time removed, and French remained one of the accomplishments he long pursued without notable success.(Warner, Victory: The Life of Lord Nelson, p. 26).

At the Battle of the Saintes in 1782, Admiral Rodney (1718–1792) saved Jamaica from invasion by Count de Grasse, but the British government demanded his recall and replacement because the 64-year old admiral didn't follow up and annihilate the French navy:
The following day, a veritable bolt from the blue, there arrived at Port Royal His Majesty's ship Jupiter flying at the main the blue flag of Admiral Hugh Pigot carrying orders for Rodney's recall and his own succession to the command. (Macintyre, Admiral Rodney, p. 251).
The people rose in fury at the replacement of the admiral and the threat of a court martial was withdrawn.
The annexation of Portugal to Spain

The Portuguese monarchy (called the House of Braganza) controlled the vast New World country of Brazil. Control of Portugal by Spain would also mean the annexation of that vast territory to the Spanish monarchy.

This was not the first time that Spain tried to annex her centuries old rival, but it was the first time she used her surrogates Britain and France.

King Jose I (1714 - 1777).
King Jose I (1714–1777).
King from 1750 to 1777.

These 2 enlightened Christian rulers tried to drag Portugal out of the Dark Ages.

After the deadly Lisbon earthquake of 1755, the marquis demanded better building codes . . . while the Jesuits demanded more processions.

King and prime minister led the crusade for the suppression of the Militia of Zeus and Minerva.

Marquis de Pombal (1699 - 1782).
Marquis de Pombal (1699–1782).
Prime minister from 1750 to 1777.

King José I—known as the reformer—was an enlightened Christian monarch who fully supported his prime minister as he tried to drag Portugal out of the Dark Ages.

Both rulers realized that Portugal could never embrace progress and modern civilization unless the Jesuits were banned completely.

Their efforts finally led to the suppression of the Jesuits by Pope Clement XIV in 1773, and the undying enmity of the Jesuits to Portugal.

Admiral Sir Sydney Smith
Admiral Sir Sydney Smith

In November 1807, Admiral Sir Sydney Smith blockaded the mouth of the Tagus River leading to the capital of Lisbon.

Simultaneously, general Jean-Andoche Junot led an invading army south from France.

The message to the Portuguese royal family was clear: abdicate and depart for Brazil.

General Jean-Andoche Junot
General Jean-Andoche Junot

At that time, Portugal was ruled by a mentally unstable queen regnant, and her son João or John was the de facto ruler of the country. At the beginning of her reign in 1777, the queen clearly demonstrated her support for the Jesuits by firing the Marquis de Pombal.

Prince regnant John VI (1767 -1826). Reigned from 1799 to 1826.
Prince regnant John VI (1767–1826). Reigned from 1799 to 1826.

In 1807, Maria I was queen regnant of Portugal and her son John VI was prince regnant.

The combined threat from the British armada and the French army was enough to cause them to set sail for Brazil.

The royal family sailed away to Brazil on Nov. 29, 1807.


Queen Maria I (1734 - 1816).
Queen Maria I (1734–1816).
Queen from 1777 to 1816.

On November 29, the Portuguese royal family fleet was sighted by the Hibernia commanded by admiral Smith. At first admiral Smith thought it might be a Russian fleet which was anchored in the harbor so he prepared his ships for action:

At daybreak on the morning of 29 November Confiance sighted a fleet under sail. By 8 a.m. Strangford was back on the sloop and could confirm the Portuguese fleet was coming downriver. On board the Hibernia, Smith observed the Portuguese ships 'coming to sea at 11:30'. Hibernia shortened sail and 'made various signals to the Squadron'. Unsure of Portuguese intentions Smith took no chances and prepared his fleet for action. The Bedford 'answered signal to prepare for action [and] formed line of battle ahead of the Hibernia.' The Elizabeth cleared for action at 11:40 a.m. and Foudroyant answered a signal 'to prepare to salute [and] to prepare for battle, beat to quarters [and] cleared ship for action'. The signal to prepare for action was also recorded in the logs of London, Marlborough, and Monarch.
The fleet was carrying the Portuguese Royal family as they commenced their voyage to Brazil. On board were the contents of the treasury, the bureaucratic infrastructure of the Portuguese state and a host of individuals fleeing the city; possibly up to 15,000 people. (Robson, Britain, Portugal and South America in the Napoleonic Wars, p. 168).

Admiral Smith accompanied the Portuguese fleet as far as the Madeiras, and then he turned back to continue blockading a Russian fleet which was anchored in Lisbon harbor.

The Treaty of Fountainebleau (October 1807), signed by Carlos IV and Napoleon, had previously divided up Portugal between Spain and France.

The financiers of the Napoleonic Wars

The finances for the Napoleonic Wars originated in the silver mines of New Spain. The silver was carried overland to Veracruz, and then shipped directly to Spain, Britain, and Amsterdam, or indirectly via Baltimore, Maryland.

King Carlos IV (1748 - 1819).
King Carlos IV (1748–1819).
King from 1788 to 1808.

Manuel de Godoy was prime minister under King Carlos IV.

One of the titles of Manuel de Godoy was Príncipe de la Paz (Prince of the Peace)!!

His job was to keep the French and British well supplied with silver from New Spain.

Manuel de Godoy (1767 - 1851).
Manuel de Godoy (1767–1851).
Prime minister from 1792 to 1808.

In France, the financier of the French Revolution and the Bonaparte regime was named François Barbé-Marbois, marquis de Barbé-Marbois. He arranged for the financing of the French invasion of Portugal and Spain, and the later invasion of Russia.

Emperor Napoleon
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821).
Emperor from 1804 to 1815.

The shadowy figure of François Barbé-Marbois was the chief financier of the Bonaparte regime.

The marquis worked closely with Manuel de Godoy in the transfer of silver from Spain to France.

He arranged for the financing of the French invasion of Portugal and Spain, and the 1812 invasion of Russia.

Marquis de Barbé-Marbois
Marquis de Barbé-Marbois

In Great Britain, Barings Bank of London was the main financier of the British army and navy during the Napoleonic Wars.

King George III (1738 - 1820). King from 1760 to 1820.
King George III (1738–1820).
King from 1760 to 1820.

Hanoverian King George III of Britain coordinated the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain.

Barings Bank of London arranged for the transfer of silver from Veracruz to London for the British invasion of Spain and Portugal.

This money was also used for the attempted invasion of New Orleans in 1814.

Sir Francis Baring (1740 -1810), was head of Barings Bank.
Sir Francis Baring (1740–1810),
was head of Barings Bank.

The highlight of the presidency of Thomas Jefferson was the Louisiana Purchase which doubled the size of the new nation. In 1803, the young U.S. Republic was almost broke:

The federal government, having established a mint in 1792, became prematurely hopeful that the specie part of the circulating currency would soon consist of dollars alone. Under the terms of the Coinage Act of February 9, 1793, all foreign silver coins, except Spanish dollars and parts thereof, ceased to be legal tender after October 15, 1797. But the mint was able to coin between 1792 and the beginning of 1829 only $8,395,812.50 in gold, $22,271,499.90 in silver, and $539,512.98-1/2 in copper. Not until 1857 did foreign gold and silver coins cease entirely to be legal tender. To the extent, therefore, that foreign coins continued in circulation, the currency failed to conform to the standard of value. (Bruchey, Robert Oliver, Merchant of Baltimore, p. 112 ).

The $15 million for the Purchase (about $250 million in today's money) came from the silver mines of Mexico.

President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826).
President from 1801 to 1809.

President Jefferson gave Bonaparte 15 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory.

The charter for Jefferson's own state of Virginia extended to the Pacific Ocean . . . so there was no need for the U.S. to pay for its own territory!!

Sinister Swiss Jesuit Albert Gallatin ran the Treasury Department.

Albert Gallatin (1761 - 1849).
Albert Gallatin (1761–1849).
Treasury Sec. from 1801 to 1814.

The sale of the Louisiana Territory by Napoleon was just a ruse to give the British an excuse to invade the U.S. in 1814. When King Carlos IV gave the territory to Napoleon in 1800, the treaty had a secret clause that France would not sell it to a third party.

Gallatin worked closely with the marquis de Casa Irujo (Spanish minister to the United States), and shipping tycoon Robert Oliver of Baltimore.

Marquis de Casa Irujo (1703 - 1824).
Marquis de Casa Irujo

The marquis de Casa Irujo was the Spanish minister to the new Republic.

He arranged for the shipment of vast quantities of silver from Veracruz to Baltimore, London, and Amsterdam.

Sinister Jesuit Robert Oliver was a shipping tycoon and the agent for Barings Bank of London, and Hope & Co., of Amsterdam.

Robert Oliver (1757 -1834).
Robert Oliver

After arriving "penniless" from Ireland, Oliver quickly built a huge shipping fleet in Baltimore, Maryland. His specialty was the Veracruz to Baltimore to London and Amsterdam route. 1/4 of the silver went to the corrupt "U.S." Bank, and the rest was sent to London or Amsterdam. The corrupt "U.S." Bank used that money to buy Louisiana, and bribe members of the U.S. government into accepting Spanish hegemony over the newborn states:

American trade with Vera Cruz "sprang up and flourished mightily" in 1806-1807. During these two years more vessels entered Vera Cruz from Baltimore than from all other ports of the United States. The Maryland port sent 19 of approximately 36 vessels arriving in 1806, and 28 of the next year's 50. Most of the Baltimore vessels were schooners despatched by the Olivers. The firm sent 16 of the 19 vessels of 1806, and 21 of the next year's 28. Roughly, and in round figures, the Olivers, venturing on joint account with John Craig, were responsible for three-fourths of Baltimore's trade to Vera Cruz and for forty percent of the whole American commerce at that port during 1806-1807. (Bruchey, Robert Oliver, Merchant of Baltimore. pp. 262-263).

Stephen Girard was a sinister French Jesuit who became a naturalized U.S. citizen. This bankster worked closely with Oliver, Gallatin, and Willing, in the transfer of vast amounts of silver from New Spain.

Bankster Stephen Girard
Stephen Girard

Bankster Stephen Girard was just one of the numerous agents of Spain in the young Republic.

Bankster Thomas Willing was president of the corrupt "U.S." Bank from 1791 to 1807.

Both men arranged for the financing of the Louisiana Purchase with silver from New Spain!!

Thomas Willing (1731 - 1821). President of the "U.S." Bank
Thomas Willing

In 1807, President Jefferson embargoed all shipping with France and Great Britain. This move practically destroyed the U.S. shipping industry . . . except for the port of Baltimore. Robert Oliver still continued to trade briskly with Veracruz, London, and Amsterdam. His ships were watched over by the Royal Navy.

The number of people in high government positions who were involved in the Spanish silver scheme are legion. Only the Almighty knows all their names, and he won't forget them on Judgment Day.

The 2 men that saved civilization from Spanish-British global hegemony

At the beginning of the glorious Reformation in 1517, due to New World gold, imperial Spain was in a position to dominate the entire world. Had the Napoleonic Wars ended as planned. Spain would once more control the entire New World, and the British navy, financed by Spanish silver, would prowl the oceans unrestrained.

Our Great JEHOVAH raised up 2 champions to defeat this Goliath:

Tsar Alexander I (1777-1825).
Tsar Alexander I (1777–1825).
Tsar from 1801 to 1825.

Tsar Alexander I chased Bonaparte all the way back to Paris and forced him to abdicate.

The Tsar began to pressure the British government to make peace with the new U.S. government.

The British waited patiently for news from New Orleans before finally signing a peace treaty.

General Andrew Jackson was the hero of the Battle of New Orleans.
General Andrew Jackson was
the hero of the Battle of New Orleans.

The sinister Albert Gallatin, who financed the British armada, was one of the U.S. negotiators at Ghent, Belgium. He was hostile to Russian peacemaking, and was very, very anxious for a British victory:

True as this remark was in general, it cannot be said of the policy of England in American affairs. She pushed to the utmost her exclusion of France from the American continent when the States were colonies, and now that they were free and independent she would listen to no foreign intervention. Neither in peace nor war should any third government stand between the two nations. This was and ever has been the true policy of Great Britain, and that it was not lost sight of in the heat of war is to the credit of her diplomacy. The offer of Russia to mediate was not welcome, and was set aside by Lord Castlereagh in a note of discouragement. There was no ground for the commissioners to stand upon; moreover the emperor and Count Nesselrode were absent from St. Petersburg, Count Romanzoff being left in charge of the foreign relations. The offer of mediation had originated with him. His policy was to curb the maritime power of England, and to secure in the negotiation a modification at least of the offensive practice of Great Britain in her assumed policing of the sea. (Stevens, Albert Gallatin, pp. 304-305).

The great victory of general Jackson foiled the British attempt to give the New World to Spain. The New World colonies of Spain soon revolted, and the flow of silver to Spain ceased. The world entered an era of relative peace after the disastrous Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815. The U.S. soon fulfilled her Manifest Destiny by expanding from sea to shining sea . . . and the enemies of JEHOVAH were all put to silence and shame.

Vital links


Bruchey, Stuart Weems. Robert Oliver, Merchant of Baltimore (1783 - 1819). The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1956.

Chastenet, Jacques. Godoy: Master of Spain (1792–1808). The Batchworth Press, London, 1953.

Disney, A.R. A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire (in 2 volumes). Cambridge University Press, New York, 2009.

Jackson, John A. The Mexican Silver Scheme: Finance and Profiteering in the Napoleonic Era (1796–1811). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978.

Lyon, E. Wilson. The Man Who Sold Louisiana: The Career of François Barbe-Marbois. University of Oklahoma Press, 1942.

McMaster John Bach. The Life and Times of Stephen Girard: Mariner and Merchant (in 2 volumes). J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia & London, 1918.

Macintyre, Captain Donald. Admiral Rodney. The Windmill Press, Surrey, U.K.

Marichal, Carlos. Bankruptcy of Empire: Mexican Silver and the Wars Between Spain, Britain and France. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007.

Robson, Martin. Britain, Portugal and South America in the Napoleonic Wars. I.B.Taurus, London & New York, 2011.

Stevens, John Austin. Albert Gallatin. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston & New York, 1883.

Warner, Oliver. Victory: The Life of Lord Nelson. Little, Brown & Co., Boston & Toronto, 1958.

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