2.21.08 - 2/21/08 Politics and social change Restoration o...

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2/21/08 Politics and social change Restoration o Congress of Vienna- after the overthrow s o The Russians and Prussians and Austrian interested in creating the holy alliance, they want the British to come in and join them, but they don’t want anything to do with power problems unless one power is taking over Europe The holy alliance though it exist is not the strongest o Conservative Ideology In 19 th century intellectuals defend the status quo Edmund Burke -missed info- Conservative thinkers share ideas Pessimistic- people are not very good, people are not optimistic about human progress, it’s the irrationality of man that makes institutions and religious guidance needed Believe in any sort of representative government, should be overseen by aristocrats; still believe in the hierarchy of rule Private property is personal o Metternich- Austrian concerned with defending Austrian system? o Austria- contains variety of languages, religions, ethnicities, etc Metternich is an opponent that the idea that the king is to be elected;
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