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Congress of Vienna. What was the Congress of Vienna The peace conference held after Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo Needed in order to put together new governments and new borders in those areas conquered by Napoleon. Where was it held? Vienna, Austria Who dominated it?

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Congress of Vienna


  • What was the Congress of Vienna

    • The peace conference held after Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo

    • Needed in order to put together new governments and new borders in those areas conquered by Napoleon


  • Where was it held?

    • Vienna, Austria

  • Who dominated it?

    • Prince Metternich of Austria


    • What was Metternich’s goal?

      • To return Europe back to the way it was before the French Revolution

        • Disliked democracies and liked absolute monarchies


    • What are the new political philosophies at the Congress of Vienna?

      • Liberal—supported liberty and democracy

      • Conservative—supported monarchy and absolutism

      • Radical—wants violent change

      • Reactionary—wants things to return to the way it

        used to be


    • Which European government was associated with Liberalism?

      • Great Britain

        • Think Parliament

        • Constitutional monarchy


    • Philosophies (c0nt.)

      • Know the today’s meaning of liberal and conservative

        • Liberal—works for change over time

        • Conservative—likes things the way they are

    Conservative

    Reactionary

    Radical

    Liberal

    Far Left

    Far Right

    Moderate


    • Metternich wanted to take Europe B.A.C.K. to 1789 (before the French Revolution)

    • B—Balance of power (no one country is too powerful)

      • Powerful countries must balance each other out

      • Establish alliances to create a balance of power


    • Metternich wanted to take Europe BACK to 1789.

    • B—Balance of power

    • A—Arrival of new philosophies

      • Liberal and conservative

    • C—creation of new map

      • France is made smaller

    • K—Kings restored to power


    • Why did Metternich consolidate (unify) many of the German states?

      • He thought if the Germans were stronger then they would “balance out the power of the French


    • Why did Metternich restore kings to power?

      • He was a reactionary conservative and believed that kings had the rightful claim to power

        • Didn’t trust people to rule themselves

        • Who does this sound like?


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