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Battle Of Friedland
Decisive French victoryTreaty of Tilsit End of Russian hostilities toward the French Empire Russia
Russia
integrates the Continental System Effective end of the Fourth CoalitionBelligerents France RussiaCommanders and leaders Napoleon
Napoleon
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Wehlau
Coordinates: 54°37′N 21°13′E / 54.617°N 21.217°E / 54.617; 21.217Entrance to Znamensk Znamensk (Russian:  Зна́менск​ (help·info); German:  Wehlau (help·info); Lithuanian: Vėluva; Polish: Welawa) is a rural locality (a settlement) in Gvardeysky District
Gvardeysky District
of Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad
Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Pregolya River at its confluence with the Lava River 50 kilometers (31 mi) east of Kaliningrad. Population: 4,036 (2010 Census);[1] 4,302 (2002 Census);[2] 4,570 (1989 Census).[3]Contents1 History 2 Notable people 3 References3.1 Citations 3.2 Bibliography4 See alsoHistory[edit] The site of today's Znamensk was originally an Old Prussian fort, with a settlement named Velowe nearby
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Łyna River
The Łyna (Polish pronunciation: [ˈwɨna]; German:  Alle (help·info); Lithuanian: Alna; Russian: Лава - Lava), is a river in northern Poland's Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
as well as in Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. The Łyna is a tributary of the Pregolya
Pregolya
River, and has a total length of 264 km (190 km in Poland
Poland
- making it the 11th longest river there - and 74 km in Russia) and a basin area of 7,126 km² (5,719 km² in Poland). It is connected to Lake Mamry by the 18th-century Masurian Canal. In historical terms, the river fell within the area of the medieval Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights
Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights
established in the 13th century
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Russia
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90Russian Federation Росси́йская Федерaция (Russian) Rossiyskaya FederatsiyaFlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"  (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Kaliningrad Oblast
Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad
Oblast (Russian: Калинингра́дская о́бласть, Kaliningradskaya oblast) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
that is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. As an oblast, its constitutional status is equal to each of the other 84 federal subjects. Its administrative center is the city of Kaliningrad, formerly known as Königsberg. It is the only Baltic port in the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
that remains ice-free in winter. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 941,873.[10] The oblast is an exclave, bordered by Poland
Poland
to the south and Lithuania
Lithuania
to the east and north, so visa-free travel to the main part of Russia
Russia
is possible only by sea or air. The territory was formerly part of East Prussia
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Russian Empire
The Russian Empire
Empire
(Russian: Российская Империя) or Russia
Russia
was an empire that existed across Eurasia
Eurasia
from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.[6] The third largest empire in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire
Empire
was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. The rise of the Russian Empire
Empire
happened in association with the decline of neighboring rival powers: the Swedish Empire, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Persia and the Ottoman Empire
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Kingdom Of Prussia
The Kingdom of Prussia
Prussia
(German: Königreich Preußen) was a German kingdom that constituted the state of Prussia
Prussia
between 1701 and 1918 and included parts of present-day Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Denmark, Belgium
Belgium
and the Czech Republic.[3] It was the driving force behind the unification of Germany
Germany
in 1871 and was the leading state of the German Empire
German Empire
until its dissolution in 1918.[3] Although it took its name from the region called Prussia, it was based in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, where its capital was Berlin. The kings of Prussia
Prussia
were from the House of Hohenzollern
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Emperor Of All Russia
The Emperor
Emperor
or Empress
Empress
of All Russia (Russian: (pre 1918 orthography) Императоръ Всероссійскій, Императрица Всероссійская, (modern orthography) Император Всероссийский, Императрица всероссийская, Imperator Vserossiyskiy, Imperatritsa Vserossiyskaya) was the title of the ruler of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
from 1721 to 1917. It was created in connection with the victory in the Great Northern War
Great Northern War
and appeared as the adaptation of the Tsar's title under the accepted system of titling in Europe
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Treaty Of Tilsit
The Treaties of Tilsit
Tilsit
were two agreements signed by Napoleon I
Napoleon I
of France in the town of Tilsit
Tilsit
in July 1807 in the aftermath of his victory at Friedland. The first was signed on 7 July, between Tsar Alexander I of Russia
Alexander I of Russia
and Napoleon I
Napoleon I
of France, when they met on a raft in the middle of the Neman River. The second was signed with Prussia
Prussia
on 9 July. The treaties were made at the expense of the Prussian king, who had already agreed to a truce on 25 June after the Grande Armée
Grande Armée
had pursued him to the easternmost frontier of his realm
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Treaties Of Tilsit
The Treaties of Tilsit
Tilsit
were two agreements signed by Napoleon I
Napoleon I
of France in the town of Tilsit
Tilsit
in July 1807 in the aftermath of his victory at Friedland. The first was signed on 7 July, between Tsar Alexander I of Russia
Alexander I of Russia
and Napoleon I
Napoleon I
of France, when they met on a raft in the middle of the Neman River. The second was signed with Prussia
Prussia
on 9 July. The treaties were made at the expense of the Prussian king, who had already agreed to a truce on 25 June after the Grande Armée
Grande Armée
had pursued him to the easternmost frontier of his realm
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Continental System
The Continental System
Continental System
or Continental Blockade (known in French as Blocus continental) was the foreign policy of Napoleon
Napoleon
I of France against the United Kingdom during the Napoleonic Wars. As a response to the naval blockade of the French coasts enacted by the British government on 16 May 1806, Napoleon
Napoleon
issued the Berlin Decree on 21 November 1806, which brought into effect a large-scale embargo against British trade.[1][2] The embargo was effective intermittently. It ended on 11 April 1814 after Napoleon's first abdication. In terms of economic damage to the UK, the blockade was largely ineffective; however, British exportations to the continent saw a loss from 25% to 55% of their total value in between the years 1802 and 1806.[3] As Napoleon
Napoleon
realized that extensive trade was going through Spain and Russia, he invaded those two countries
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Battle Of Allenstein
The Battle of Allenstein, also known as the Battle of Inkowo was a military engagement during the early stages of the 1807 Fourth Coalition Napoleonic campaign in Poland. While the battle resulted in a French field victory and allowed for a successful pursuit of the Russian army, it failed to produce the decisive engagement that Napoleon was seeking.[1][2]Contents1 Context 2 Battle 3 Result 4 References 5 SourcesContext[edit] After crushing the Prussian forces in 1806, Napoleon and his Grande Armée advanced east into the Polish provinces of Prussia, with the aim of bringing the Russian there army to give decisive battle. However, the arrival of winter led the Emperor to order his army to winter quarters, thinking that the Russians will do the same
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Battle Of Pułtusk
Coordinates: 52°43′N 21°06′E / 52.717°N 21.100°E / 52.717; 21.100Battle of PułtuskPart of the War of the Fourth CoalitionBattle of Pułtusk
Pułtusk
1806Date 26 December 1806Location Pułtusk, New East PrussiaResult Indecisive[1] Tactical Russo–Prussian victory[2][3]Belligerents First French Empire Bavaria Russian Empire Kingdom of PrussiaCommanders and leaders Marshal Lannes General BennigsenStrength25,000-27,000 soldiers[4] 40,000-45,000 soldiers, 128 guns,[4] of which 35,000 engaged[1][2]Casualties and
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Siege Of Hameln
French victory:surrender of the Prussian garrisonBelligerents First French Empire Kingdom of Holland Kingdom of PrussiaCommanders and leaders Édouard Mortier Jean Dumonceau Jean Savary Karl von LecoqUnits involvedVIII Corps Garrison of HamelinStrength6,000, 12 cannons 10,000, 175 cannonsCasualties and lossesminor 600–10,000, 175 gunsv t eWar of the Fourth CoalitionSchleiz Saalfeld Jena–Auerstedt Erfurt Halle Prenzlau Pasewalk Stettin Waren-Nossentin Lübeck Poland
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