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Did You Know? It’s not by chance that most of the world drives on the right side of the road. You can thank one of history’s most famous military conquerors for right-hand drive. Few individuals in history have had such a massive impact on the world as the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. From military strategy and the modern political map to the spread of Enlightenment ideals around the globe, Napoléon shaped the world through his successes as well as his failures. The predominance of a right-hand drive is just one example. In America and much of Europe, we drive on the right side of the road, while England and a few other nations drive on the left. In the ancient world, horsemen would usually pass on the left side. Since most people are right-handed, it made sense to pass strangers on the same side as your sword arm. But when…

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