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conscription
to enroll into service by force, draft
coup d'etat
a sudden overthrowing of a government by a small group
casualties
military persons lost (as by death or capture) during warfare
abdicate
to formally give up sovereign power, office, or responsibility
prefect
a high official or judge (as of ancient Rome or France)
cede
to give up especially by treaty
cossacks
members of any of the groups that formed in Russia after 1400 and were included in czarist Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries
feudalism
a system of political organization (as in Europe during the Middle Ages) in which a vassal served a lord and received protection and land in return
abolish
to do away with completely : put an end to
coalition
a temporary union of persons, parties, or countries for a common purpose
exiled
forced to leave one's own country or home
empire
a major political unit with a large territory or a number of territories under one ruler with total authority