Napoleon Key Terms and concepts. Define/answer to prepare for the test. Use the short readings and the slides (don't go to Google and just copy and paste)

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Corsica

Island in the Mediterranean that Napoleon was born in.

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Directory

Overthrown in a coup d’etat

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Consulate/consul for life

1802 Napoleon is named consul for life.

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Plebiscite

a question put before voters.

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annex

the french annexed the austrian Netherlands

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Blockade

block access to ports in europe and seize ships

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Continental system

It ends up hurting the European economy more than it hurts Britain

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Joseph Bonaparte

napoleon's brother who was the new king of spain

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Horatio Lord Nelson

killed in battle but defeats Napoleon

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Czar Alexander

Leader of the russians who originally liked Napoleon

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Duke of Wellington

the commander that defeated Napoleon after his 100 day in power

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Louis XVIII

Brother of louis XVI named 18h to honor dead nephew

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Prince Klemens von Metternich

an Austrian representative at the congress and was one of the strongest voices

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napoleonic code

code of laws that included ideas of the Enlightenment- all citizens (male) equal under the law, religious tolerance, advancement based on merit.

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Guerilla war

tactic that Spanish patriots used against the french

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Scorched earth

Russian tactic to burn villages cities crops and anything they came across

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Waterloo

Napoleon and the french army are defeated by the British after he seizes power for 100 days

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Abdicate

Napoleon is forced to give up the throne of france

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Hundred days

The amount of days napoleon retakes control of france

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Island of Elba

The island that Napoleon was exiled to was to, small island in the Mediterranean.

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Island of st Helena

2nd island Napoleon was exited to and was now treated like a war criminal

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Congress of Vienna

A group whose goal is to bring peace to Europe

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Concert of europe

it’s job was to maintain the balance of power. Acted like a police force.

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Charles Maurice do Talleyrand

represented france in the congress of Vienna.

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What were the results of the Congress of Vienna?

First, the map of Europe was redrawn without any consideration for national cultures- this will lead to many problems in the future.

Second, monarchs were placed back on the throne in France, Spain and the Netherlands

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