Waterloo ended the Napoleonic Wars, but contrary to self-serving British claims, it did not result in a hundred years of peace among the European powers -- nor anywhere else in the world. True, in 1914 "The Great War" began, but between 1815 and 1914 there were untold numbers of imperial overseas colonial wars, while even just in and around Europe, there were many significant conflicts, such as: the Caucasian War; the Greek War of Independence; the Portuguese Civil War; the Russo-Turkish War; the 1848 revolutions; the First Schleswig War; the Crimean War; the Spanish–Moroccan War; the Franco-Austrian War; the Second Schleswig War; the Austro-Prussian War; the Glorious Revolution in Spain; the Franco-Prussian War; the Third Carlist War in Spain; various Ottoman Empire uprisings; the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878; the Greco-Turkish War; the Spanish-American War; the Russo-Japanese War; the Italo-Turkish War; and the First and Second Balkan War.
Waterloo: here come the Prussians (in red) under Generalfeldmarschall Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819). Even if Napoleon had been victorious at Waterloo, a long war of attrition would then have been directed at his empire, with probably the same ultimate result. That's another thing that few interested parties seem to want to think about.
Today's Rune: Wholeness.