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2The Congress of ViennaThe Congress of Vienna was an assembly which were held from 1814-15, which wasintended to reorganize European countries and reignite unity again after the Napoleonic Wars1.Unfortunately, prior to the congress, Napoleon had exercised his nationalism powers overEuropean countries, which made them suffer from severe sanctions, such as heavy taxationlevies. Therefore, the conference called for establishing a balance of power to preserve the states'status quo and safeguard legitimate governments. Auspiciously, the congress was paved inSeptember 1814, just five months after Napoleonic I’s first resignation. However, they conductedcongress in a series that mandated it to take longer and be finalized in June 1815, prior to theemergence of the Waterloo campaign and the eventual overthrow the Napoleon. The congresswas attended by European agents who were considered the most important statesmen. Before thecongress, all of Europe was divided into alliances that were formed considering their interests.2.This essay will discuss how French nationalism called for the "Vienna Congress" and how theconference impacted nationalism.During the 19thcentury, nationalism is considered to have paved in the globe. Fortunately,in its initial phases, nationalism emerged as an imperative philosophy intended to unite countriesand aid others in attaining independence. However, in France, the subsequent emergency ofnationalism negatively impacted the other countries. During those reigns, France was consideredthe world's superpower. Instead of continuing its superiority, it started constraining othercountries' reforms by settling revolutionary governments that abolished states' nobility and1Birkbeck, Morris. "Letter from Mr. Birkbeck."Cobbett's weekly register, July 21, 1821-Sept. 12, 183527, no. 19(1815): 6622-6623.2Rosenberg, Alex.How history gets things wrong: The neuroscience of our addiction to stories.MIT Press, 2019.
3denied religious privileges. In response, other European countries considered the French militaryas an alien oppressor3. The rebellions against the French waved in European countries. Forinstance, In German, the leaders were ambitious to encourage national loyalty among Germanresidents to tackle the French assimilation. In addition, in Spain, Napoleon wanted to underminethe Spanish Catholic Church by giving his brother authority to control them. The Spaniardspeople ignited rebellion Wars to encounter French. Most of the European countries were exposedto severe humiliations of Napoleon's rule, which called for the conference to remedy their issues.The majority of the delegates who took part in the conference were professionaldiplomats from the Old School.4. Moreover, other representatives who participated in the ViennaCongress were intelligent and gained experience during the reigns of the 18thcentury. Therefore,most of the rulings enacted during the conference considered equality and fairness because theyfeared future uncertainty of other similar issues. For instance, the delegates were afraid of theprinciples of the French revolution, which mandated the formulation of theories of democraticgovernment. They were eager to oppose the principles of national self-determination. All thedelegates agreed on the boundaries not to restore the set in 1789 without a compromise

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