This week's big question: Which Coalition was the most effective?Is the answer quite as simple as you might think?
Does anyone here really considers war an effective way to solve conflicts? A coalition does not imply a coalitionwar. A coalition can also be a way to maintain peace.
But perhaps not wenn a Napoleon is around. . . .
I'd have to say, the last.
No, the answer is not so simple, for me it is the 6th coalition - the out come was not foreseeable of most nations joining and for some it was about life and death, Prussia for example.
Also it brought together the most diverse powers with the most diverse interests.
This just dawned at me when reading an article by Leggiere, Michael V. From Berlin to Leipzig : Napoleon's gamble in North Germany 1813 in Warfare in Europe in 1792 - 1815 edited by Frederick C. Schneid, kindle edition, nicely foot noted by the way, and full of other interesting articles.
The british swedish coalition of 1806. Eventually its result was a disaster because of the outcome of the fourth coalition. But the brit-swed. coalition was able to turn the balance of alliances in Germany very effectively upside down.