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Battle Of Friedland
Decisive French victory * Treaty of Tilsit
Treaty of Tilsit
* End of Russian hostilities toward the French Empire * Russia
Russia
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Kaliningrad Oblast
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
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
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. The oblast is an exclave so visa-free travel to the main part of Russia
Russia
is only possible by sea or air. The territory was formerly part of East Prussia
East Prussia

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France
FRANCE (French: ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (French: République française, pronounced ), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe
Europe
, as well as several overseas regions and territories . The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea
North Sea
, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America
South America
and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Russian Empire
The RUSSIAN EMPIRE (Russian : Россійская Имперія) was an empire that existed 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
February Revolution
of 1917. 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
Empire
, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
, Persia and the Ottoman Empire
Empire
. It played a major role in 1812–1814 in defeating Napoleon 's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south
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Łyna River
The ŁYNA (Polish pronunciation: ; German : Alle (help ·info ); Lithuanian : Alna; Russian : Лава - Lava), is a river in northern Poland
Poland
's Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
as well as in Russia
Russia
's Kaliningrad Oblast
Kaliningrad Oblast
. The Łyna is a tributary of the 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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Wehlau
Coordinates : 54°37′N 21°13′E / 54.617°N 21.217°E / 54.617; 21.217 Entrance to Znamensk ZNAMENSK (Russian : Зна́менск​ (help ·info ); German : Wehlau (help ·info ); Lithuanian : Vėluva; Polish : Welawa) is a rural locality (a settlement) in Gvardeysky District of Kaliningrad Oblast , Russia
Russia
, located on the right bank of the Pregolya River
Pregolya River
at its confluence with the Lava River 50 kilometers (31 mi) east of Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad
. Population: 4,036 (2010 Census ); 4,302 (2002 Census ); 4,570 (1989 Census ). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Notable people * 3 References * 3.1 Citations * 3.2 Bibliography * 4 See also HISTORYThe site of today's Znamensk was originally an Old Prussian fort, with a settlement named Velowe nearby
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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Росси́йская Федера́ция (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the UK includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to its east, the English Channel
English Channel
to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world
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Emperor Of All Russia
The EMPEROR or EMPRESS OF ALL RUSSIA (Russian : Императоръ Всероссійскій, Императрица Всероссійская, 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
Tsar
's title under the accepted system of titling in Europe. The suffix "of All Russia" was transformed from the previous version "(Tsar) of All Rus\' "
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Kingdom Of Prussia
The KINGDOM OF 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. 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. Although it took its name from the region called Prussia
Prussia
, it was based in the Margraviate of Brandenburg
Brandenburg
, where its capital was Berlin
Berlin
. The kings of Prussia
Prussia
were from the House of Hohenzollern
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Treaties Of Tilsit
The TREATIES OF TILSIT were two agreements signed by Napoleon I
Napoleon I
of France in the town of 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. In Tilsit, he ceded about half of his pre-war territories
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Context * 2 Battle * 3 Result * 4 References * 5 Sources CONTEXTAfter 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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Treaty Of Tilsit
The TREATIES OF TILSIT were two agreements signed by Napoleon I
Napoleon I
of France in the town of 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 had pursued him to the easternmost frontier of his realm. In Tilsit, he ceded about half of his pre-war territories
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Continental System
The 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
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. 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. As Napoleon realized that extensive trade was going through Spain and Russia, he invaded those two countries
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Battle Of Golymin
Coordinates : 52°49′N 20°52′E / 52.817°N 20.867°E / 52.817; 20.867 BATTLE OF GOLYMIN Part of the War of the Fourth Coalition
War of the Fourth Coalition
DATE 26 December 1806 LOCATION Gołymin , Poland RESULT Successful Russian withdrawal BELLIGERENTS
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Battle Of Czarnowo
The BATTLE OF CZARNOWO on the night of 23–24 December 1806 saw troops of the First French Empire
First French Empire
under the eye of Emperor Napoleon
Napoleon
I launch an evening assault crossing of the Wkra River against Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
Alexander Ivanovich Ostermann-Tolstoy 's defending Russian Empire
Russian Empire
forces. The attackers, part of Marshal Louis-Nicolas Davout 's III Corps, succeeded in crossing the Wkra at its mouth and pressed eastward to the village of Czarnowo . After an all-night struggle, the Russian commander withdrew his troops to the east, ending this War of the Fourth Coalition
War of the Fourth Coalition
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