The Congress of Vienna: 1814-1815

Emperor Napoleon I of France on his death bed (left) and Prince Klemes von Metternich (right) of Austria who organized the Congress of Vienna

In 1814, Europe sat in tatters from the recent ravages of Napoleon (“History of Europe”). Parts of the resulting Congress of Vienna were friendly to Biblical and Classical notions of law and liberty, while others were not. Because the Congress blended true ideals of government with lust for power, the results were mixed. Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern


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