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Corrupt

dishonest and greedy

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minor nobility

not the highest ranking noble

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formidable

impressive

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phenomenal

remarkable, our of the ordinary

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republic

a country in which the power rests with citizens entitled to vote

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spoils

the things soldiers steal from the people they have conquered

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civil law

the law that relates to a person's rights and liberties (as opposed to criminal law)

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tariff

a tax

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ancien regime

the old regime, in otherwords France before the revolution

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etiquette

proper manners

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Chamberlain

an official in the court of a ruler

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censorship

the acti of preventing certain publications or pictures (including television and movies) from reaching the public

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memo

an official note or report that communicates information, usually in a business setting

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nationalism

the belief that one's own country is the best country

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guerrilla warfare

warfare that is loosely organized, including volunteer soldiers, surprise raides, etc

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patriotism

pride in one's country

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Tsar

the Russian monarch before the Russian Revolution in 1917

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to route

to force an army to run widly from th enemy, as opposed to retreating, which is a careful, well-disciplined miliatry manoeuver

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square

a square-shaped formation

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diplomat

a representative of government wo works with other governments for the good of his or her country

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Viscount

a title of nobility

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