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The Congress of Vienna GH2/Napp Do Now:
What were the goals of the statesmen and diplomats at the Congress of Vienna? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Notes: I. Restoring the Old Order A. After the fall of Napoleon, a group of aristocratic leaders met 1-In Vienna between 1814 and 1815 2-To prevent more political and social unrest 3-To restore royal families 4- To redraw the map of Europe 5- Great Britain, Russia, Prussia, and Austria made most decisions II. Prince Metternich A. Brilliant Austrian diplomat B. Wanted to establish a “balance of power” 1-Hoped “rules” would prevent one nation from becoming militarily stronger than its neighbors 2-To keep Europe at peace III. Returning to a Europe before the Revolution A. Restored power to royal families who ruled before the French Revolution B. France lost all territory it had taken during the Napoleonic Wars C. Tried to discourage nationalism and efforts of ethnic groups to form new nations Questions: 1. What does it mean to “restore the old order”? 2. When did the Congress of Vienna meet?

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