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Unit 5

The Napoleonic Wars and Unification

Napoleon Bonaparte Military leader who seized power in France
Coup d'etat A sudden takeover of a government
Napoleon's Education Reforms Created schools that helped more people of the middle class get an education and made financial aid a possibility for those who worked hard and were intelligent
Napoleonic Code Complete set of laws set up by Napoleon that eliminated many injustices
Hundred Days Napoleon’s last bid for power, which ended at Waterloo
Meritocracy A society that rewards and promotes individuals who are good at their job rather than just those who have titles and connections
Waterloo Battle in Belgium that was Napoleon’s final defeat
Concordant An agreement
Congress of Vienna Meetings in Vienna for the purpose of restoring order to Europe
Klemens von Metternich Key leader at the Congress of Vienna
Balance of Power Condition in which no one country becomes a threat to the other
Legitimacy Bringing back to power the kings that Napoleon had driven out.
Conservative People who supported the monarchy
Liberals People who wanted to give more power to elected legislatures
Nationalism Belief that a person’s loyalty belongs to the nation itself instead of to the nation’s ruler
Revolutions of the 1830s Revolts in Greece, Belgium, and Poland
Revolutions of 1848 Revolts in Austria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.
Count Camillo di Cavour Prime minister who unified northern Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi Leader of the Red Shirts who won control over parts of southern Italy
Italy United into one country through the efforts of Count Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Otto von Bismark Leader who worked to expand Prussia
Prussia Leading state of the German confederation.
Realpolitk Tough, practical politics. All means of maintaining power are justified.
Franco-Prussian Wars This war was instigated by Otto Von Bismarck to encourage the southern German states to join with the north.
Kaiser German Emperor
1870 The year Italy became a united country.
Emmanuel II The King of Sardinia-Piedmont who would rule a united Italy.
Wilhelm I The first Kaiser of a united Germany.
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