The battle of Waterloo was as decisive a land victory as Trafalgar had been a sea one. It definitively allowed the allied forces to claim victory once and for all. They went about attempting to return the map of Europe to something like the one before the French Revolution but with mixed success. Revolutionary ideas had undoubtedly been released and the Century would not go fully according to plan to the monarchists and aristocrats who were carefully trying to reform Europe at the Congress of Vienna.

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