Concert of Europe

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The Concert of Europe was a group of countries in Europe who worked together and agreed on things (also known as an "alliance") between 1814 and 1914.

The member countries were the United Kingdom, Austria, Russia and Prussia (no longer a country). After Napoleon, ruler of France, was no longer in power, France joined the Concert of Europe.

Leaders[change | change source]

The leaders of this concert include:

The Concert was also known as the Congress System, where leaders would meet and reach decisions by mutual agreement. It eventually would change names and more countries joined to form The League of Nations.

Goals[change | change source]

Important goals of the Concert:

  • control France after many years of war
  • develop a "balance of power" among the nations of Europe
  • uphold the agreements set by the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)
  • prevent another dictator from gaining too much power (like Napoleon)