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empire
a major political unit with a great extent of territory under one sovereign authority.
ambition
an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power.
decree
an order usually having the force of the law.
deserter
forsake; to quit one's post without permission esp. with the intent to remain away permanently.
exiled
banished or expelled from one's own country or home.
campaign
a connected series of operations (military or political) designed to bring about a particular result.
toleration
allowing something to exist or be done without making a move to stop it.
abolition
the act abolishing (putting an end to)(slavery).
serf
a member of a servile feudal class bound to the soil and more or less subject to the will of his lord.
civil
of or relating to citizens or their rights (being distinguished from military or religious organizations).
conscription
1.compulsary enrollment of persons esp. for military svcs. 2. a forced contribution (as money) imposed by a government in time of emergency (as war).
coup d'etat
a sudden political move by a small group overthrowing an existing government.
casualties
a military person lost (as by death or capture) during warfare.
abdicate
to relinquish (as sovereign power)formally.
prefect
a high official or magistrate.
cede
to yield or grant typically by treaty.
Cossacks
members of a group of frontiersmen of southern Russia organized as calvary in the czarist army.
feudalism
a system of political organization prevailing in medieval Europe in which a vassal rendered service (as military) to a lord and received protection and a holding of land in return.
abolish
to do away with wholly: put an end to.
coalition
a temporary union of persons, parties, or countries for a common purpose.