Peninsular War: Results of the War
The Peninsular War immeasurably raised Britain's military prestige and contributed heavily to Napoleon's downfall. The
guerrilla warfare carried out by irregular Spanish forces added a new term to the military vocabulary and served as a model for future insurgencies. In Latin America the war served as detonator for the independence revolutions of the Spanish colonies.
- Origin and Occupation
- The War Continues
- Wellesley's Victories and War's End
- Results of the War
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