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Module 19

Congress of Vienna? a series of meetings in 1814 - 1815, during which the European leaders sought to establish long-lasting peace and security after the defeat of Napoleon
Klemens von Metternich? Austrian statesman and diplomat; he was the Austrian representative at the Congress of Vienna
Balance of power? a political situation in which no one nation is powerful enough to pose a threat to others
Legitimacy the hereditary right of a monarch to rule
Holy Alliance a league of European nations formed by the leaders of Russia, Austria and Prussia after the Congress of Vienna
Concert of Europe A series of alliances among European nations in the 19th century, devised by Prince Klemens von Metternich to prevent the outbreak of revolutions
Napoleon Bonaparte seized power, led France
Coup d'├ętat a sudden seizure of political power in a nation
Napoleonic Code a comprehensive and uniform system of laws established for France by Napoleon
Battle of Trafalgar an 18-5 naval battle in which Napoleon's forces were defeated by a British fleet under the control of Horatio Nelson
Continental System Napoleon's policy of preventing trade between Great Britain and continental Europe, intended to destroy Great Britain's economy
Peninsular War a conflict
Hundred Days a brief period during 1815 when Napoleon made his last bid for power, deposing the French king and again becoming emperor of France
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