The Number of the Day: 40,000

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Of the 600,000 troops who invaded Russia under Napoleon in 1812, fewer than 40,000 made it back to France.

Related Link: This week we're pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hit stores last Tuesday. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store.

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