HIS344Y1 Lecture : September 21st 2010

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Liberialism challeneged concept of balance of power. Many empires challenged by rising liberialism and nationalism, from the same place. 1805 and 1807, napoleon almost destorying this european system, almost creating a personal dictatorship. After napoleon, pleged to create an international system that would ensure and guarantee that another individual/threat like the french revolutionaries that could undermine the european state system. Congree of vienna: nationalism and liberialism would be eliminated. Holy alliance: to ensure no revolution would take part in their empires since all 3 empires were multi-ethnic empires. Quadruple alliance: strictly political and military alliance against the france if they try to take over europe again. Napoleon iii found a weak spot to tackle the weakest of the 3 empires j russia was isolated. The russians were the ones who defeated napoleon. 1854, russians no longer the great empire that they were once in 1814/1815.

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