Metternich v. France

Metternich v. France - Daniel Wittels Europe Post 1815...

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Daniel Wittels Europe Post 1815 1-24-08 Metternich v. Rights of Man After Napoleon’s reign in France and the brutal military conflict associated with it, Europe was in chaos. At least that is how many of the powers of Europe portrayed the continent. In order to restore order, the countries of Europe knew they would have to work together in order to accomplish their main goal of conservatism throughout Europe. Possibly the most important man in achieving this goal was Prince Klemens von Metternich of Austria. In his writing of “The Conservative Confession of Faith” we can determine Metternich’s ideas and tactics in dealing with Europe as well as compare these thoughts to other documents of the time. Metternich argues that those in the middle class have no right or reason to rebel because laws mean little or nothing to them. He states that “laws have no value for (those in the middle class) because (they) have not contributed to make them…” The use of this argument is meant to discredit any attempt of citizens to justify rebellion and assumes
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