When times are tough, what the public most need to distract them is a new theme park and the French have decided that the theme should be Napoleon Bonaparte so he can bring as much joy as he did when he was alive.
Oh, how the Haitians must have partied when he reintroduced slavery and how the 100,000 Haitians slaves who rebelled must have cheered as they were bundled into makeshift gas chambers in the hull of ships and executed with poisonous gas.
Behold the joy of the 6 million left dead across Europe after 17 years of Napoleons continual wars which took in Italy, Austria, Egypt, Malta, Syria, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Prussia, Poland and Germany.
The 3000 men who surrendering in Jaffa, Syria, probably couldn't believe their luck when Napoleon decided rather than take them back to France, the preferable way to deal with them was to hack them to death with bayonets to save bullets.
How the world booed and hissed at the spoilsport Duke of Wellington as he ruined their fun by giving the tiny Frenchie a damn good licking at Waterloo and banished him to an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
'The theme park is a fantastic way to teach young people about history' so said France's tourism minister Frederic Lefebvre so other countries should exploit their murderous tyrants and dictators with a fun filled day out.
Just imagine how much fun there is to be had at Stalinland or Genghis Khan Towers where the kids can thrill at the wholesale massacre of civilian populations.
Alternatively, we can just not re-invent tyrants and dictators who are responsible for wars and the killing of millions as somehow worthy of celebration. Just a thought.