Why did Napoleon invade Russia?

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Napoleon invaded Russia with the aim of compelling Emperor of Russia Alexander I to remain in the Continental Blockade of the United Kingdom. He also wanted to remove the threat of a Russian invasion of Poland. This invasion occurred in 1812 and it proved disastrous for the French as they lost about 480,000 men of whom 380 000 died and 100,000 were captured.
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