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Napoleon Bonaparte

Military leader who seized power in France

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Coup d’état

A sudden takeover of a government

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Plebiscite

Vote by the people

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Lycée

Government- run public school

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Concordat

Agreement

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Napoleonic Code

Complete set of laws set up by Napoleons that eliminate many injustices

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Battle of Trafalgar

British defeat of Napoleon’s forces at sea

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Blockade

Forced closing of ports

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Continental system

Napoleon’s policy of preventing trade and communication between Great Britain and other European nations

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guerrilla

Spanish peasant fighter

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Peninsular war

War that Napoleon fought in Spain

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Scorched- earth policy

Policy of burning fields and slaughtering livestock so that enemy troops would find nothing to eat

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Waterloo

Battle in Belgium that was Napoleon’s final defeat

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Hundred days

Napoleon’s last bid for power, which ended at Waterloo