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The Belligerents

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

Abstract

Since the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 European peace had been maintained by means of a ‘balance of power’ between the five so-called ‘Great Powers’, Great Britain, France, Russia, Austria and Prussia. Tensions were resolved through international conferences, creating a ‘Concert of Europe’. The so-called ‘congress system’ functioned effectively until the middle of the nineteenth century, when a series of Great Power wars redrew the map of central and southern Europe, and upset the delicate balance of power.

Keywords

Imperial Rivalry Ottoman Empire Italian Colonial Imperial Adventure German Nationalism 
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© Matthew Hughes & William J. Philpott 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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