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Vienna, Congress of

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Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
Vienna, Congress of

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an international conference held 1814–15 to agree the settlement of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. Attended by all the major European powers, it was dominated by Prussia, Russia, Britain, Austria, and France. The guiding principle of the settlement was the restoration and strengthening of hereditary and sometimes despotic rulers; the result was a political stability that lasted for three or four decades....

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Subjects: History of English

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