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Portrait of an angry Napoleon Bonaparte. (© Odd Feed)

Let’s Settle This: How Tall Was Napoleon?

Napoleon Bonaparte, “little corporal,” is often depicted as diminutive. Historians lament this fixation, overshadowing discussions on his leadership and impact. But let’s address the elephant in the room—Napoleon’s height—rooted in science and British propaganda.

Costa Rica disbanded its army in 1949. It's one of the only countries in the world that forbids an army in its constitution. Costa Rica's approach has been adopted by six sovereign states in the Americas: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, and Panama.

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