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After the battle

This video describes how stability and lasting peace was established in France and Europe following Waterloo and Napoleon's exile to St Helena.

Winning the peace is often harder than winning the war, and the Allied Powers needed to move quickly to stabilise France and reestablish an acceptable and legitimate authority. An army of occupation is needed to avoid disorder and the threat of another revolution, and the desire by some allies for punitive reparations must be settled.

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Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo

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