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Napoleon, Simon Bolivar, and stomach ache: the origin of the drink angostura

Few historical events have had such a significant global impact as the Napoleonic Wars.

The continental expansion of the United States, the British colonization of South Africa, and the founding of Singapore are among the events directly linked to this troubled phase of European history when a handful of kingdoms allied against Napoleon Bonaparte's French imperialism in the early 19th century.

The major transformation of the world map took place in Latin America.

With Spain and Portugal invaded by France, the colonies of the two kingdoms set about fighting for and gaining their independence.

Thousands of Europeans actively participated . . .

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