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Napoleonic Wars

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The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom. The wars stemmed from the unresolved disputes associated with the French Revolution and its resultant conflict. The wars are often categorised into five conflicts, each termed after the coalition that fought Napoleon: the Third Coalition (1805), the Fourth (1806–07), Fifth (1809), Sixth (1813), and the Seventh and final (1815).
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  • Overview 

  • Background 

  • Prelude 

  • War between Britain and France, 1803–1814 

  • War of the Third Coalition 1805 

  • War of the Fourth Coalition 1806–1807 

  • War of the Fifth Coalition 1809 

  • Subsidiary wars 

  • Invasion of Russia 1812 

  • War of the Sixth Coalition 1812–1814 

  • War of the Seventh Coalition 1815 

  • Political effects 

  • Military legacy