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The European Alliance 1815-1825




Castlereagh, naturally, as a true Briton was extraordinarily distrustful of the theories of the Tsar, andone of the great cause of the failure of the European Alliance was the conflict between what we might call the idealism of Russia and the practical outlook of British statesmen:, Thirdly, there was Metternich, then a young statesman, just coming to full power in Austria, who had begun his caree [...] Part of it is enshrined in the great treaties that marked the close of the nineteenth century, the Treaty of Chaumont; March 1st, 181i, the Treaty of Vienna-, June 9th, 1815, and the second Treaty of Paris, November 20th, 1815. [...] close of the Napoleonic Wars, which were looked- upon, and to some extent rightly, as a part of the wars of the French Revo- lution, the word Revolution " produced the deepest emotional effect in the minds of the statesmen of those days. [...] themselves, or by their respective Ministers, for the purpose of consulting upon their common ibterestar. and for the consideration of the measures which at each of those . period's shall be consideztd the most salutary for the repose and prOpperity of Nations and for the maintenance of the peace of Europe. " Castlereagh visualized a system of periodic meetings Qf the principal stattisthen of Europe [...] The ambassadors of the Great Powers were to meet together and the meeting was to be presided over by the Foreign Minister of the country in the capital of which it was held.



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