Used the word Holy to describe freedom as if nationalism was becoming a

Used the word holy to describe freedom as if

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Used the word Holy to describe freedom as if nationalism was becoming a religionThe radical Karl Sand murdered the reactionary Kotzebue, then cried at his execution, “my trust is in God!”oMetternich sees this opportunity to tell the King of Prussia thatrevolutionary ideas were still presentoKing Frederick dismissed all of the revolutionary officials – followed Metternich’s need to crush the revolutionary ideasKarlsband, where the Congress convened in 1819 to ratify the new German ConfederationMetternich took the occasion to win approval from the German states for the Karlsbad Decrees that several restricted civil liberties in the ConfederationoCrippled German liberation – restriction of freedom of speech and expressionInmates were arrested at the Hambach Festival for violating the Karlsbad restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly
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Both the left and right wing in Germany developed extreme ways of thoughtoRight = judicial authority – idealized the state = expression of the ingenious of the peopleoLeft = glorified dialectical materialism and revolutionPerhaps this stunted the growth of German politics in the 19thcenturyoExpected that Germany would have looked a lot more like GB and France and yet it didn’tTalleyrand was the first to see that Prussia might some day become a threat to Europe – upset that they were granted the large province of Rhineland, mainly because it was on the border of France but also because Westphalia 50 years later turned out to be siting on the richest coal deposits on the worldWere the German Confederation & Decrees wise?Might have stunted their growth and frustrated German nationalism Congress of Vienna adopted the safest policies for Germany at the time and the safest for all of EuropeDilemma:oHuman desire for stability and progress are always in conflict with each otherTo open the floodgates of social and political experimentation is to invite conflictBut to crush all change, permit no change, and preservethe status quo forever will also invite the kind of chaoticconflict that it is mean to preventConservative statecraft tries to allow change on a slow, conservative basisConservative statecraft arose in the southern part of Europe – Spain and ItalyThe world has changed many times – the confrontation among the great powers have shown persistent conflict but also have shown the desire to governoGreat powers have always had a problem when it comes to revolutionoToday we have the Arab SpringThe Spanish Constitution of 1812oDesigned a constitutional monarchy in which the king would have a veto power but otherwise the Parliament would make the lawsoHad a Bill of Rights – separated the Church and State (real revolution in Spain)oParty supporting this constitution = los liberales= the liberals
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oThe British liberals and any other liberals can be traced back to the Spanish constitution of 1812o
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