Continental System

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Continental System

n
(Historical Terms) the Continental System Napoleon's plan in 1806 to blockade Britain by excluding her ships from ports on the mainland of Europe
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1815 saw the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Waterloo took place in June that year and the country had seen the end of the Continental blockade which had suppressed European trade.
Undeterred by the continental blockade, she continued to import from the celebrated nursery of Lee and Kennedy in Hammersmith throughout the Napoleonic wars.
The continental blockade that Napoleon had conceived as a means to sink British commerce was creating similar or even greater problems for the French.
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