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  1. Peninsular War

    The Peninsular War was a military conflict between France and the allied powers of Spain the United Kingdom, and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The war was set in motion when French and Spanish armies occupied Portugal in 1807 and began in earnest in 1808, when France turned on its ally, Spain. It lasted until the Sixth Coalition defeated Napoleon in 1814. In the Spanish-speaking world the war is known as the Guerra de la Independencia Española, or the Spanish War of Independence. The conflict is regarded by many historians as one of the first national wars and is significant for the emergence of large scale guerrilla warfare. The French occupation destroyed the Spanish administration, which fragmented into quarrelling provincial juntas. In 1810 a reconstituted national government fortified itself in Cádiz but proved unable to recruit, train, or equip effective armies due to being under siege. British and Portuguese forces secured Portugal, using it as a safe position from which to launch campaigns against the French army while Spanish guerrilleros bled the occupiers. Combined regular and irregular allied forces prevented Napoleon's marshals from subduing the rebellious Spanish provinces, and the war dragged on through years of bloody stalemate. Napoleon had unwittingly provoked a total war against the Spaniards, a mistake from which the French Empire would never truly recover.

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  1. Peninsular War

    a war carried on in Spain and Portugal during the years 1808 and 1814, between the French on the one hand and the Spanish, Portuguese, and British, chiefly under Wellington, on the other, and which was ended by the victory of the latter over the former at Toulouse just after Napoleon's abdication.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. peninsular war

    A designation assigned to the Duke of Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. peninsular war

    A war which had for its theatre the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal, and in which England, Spain, and Portugal fought against France. It lasted from March, 1808, until May, 1814, when the former powers were completely victorious.

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    The numerical value of peninsular war in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peninsular war in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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