Concert of Europe

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1.An agreement or understanding between the chief European powers to take only joint action in the (European) Eastern Question.
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The result of Trump's victory might be something resembling the Concert of Europe, which stabilised the continent between 1815 and World War I.
In exaggerating the continuity between the eighteenth century, the Concert of Europe, and the post-1870 European order, however, Straub misses key features of the Vienna system that made it unique.
She suggested that China, Russia, Japan, and the United States could "coordinate to keep the peace in Asia," following the model of the Concert of Europe (Shirk 2007, 106).
The modern international order has much in common with the era known as the Concert of Europe (1815-1914), "given that today's 'complex interdependence' ties the financial, trade, and manufacturing wealth and individual quality of life within the sovereign states to the daily functioning of the 'global common' as a whole.
At its heart the system, which came to be known as the Concert of Europe, was designed to maintain the monarchical status quo, contain French ambitions, and define the territorial boundaries of the post Napoleonic state system.
The concept of a great-power concert is familiar in diplomatic history, with the Concert of Europe as the paradigmatic example.
The alternative to this concert of Europe was chaos.
Throughout modern history, from the Concert of Europe in the early 19th Century to the establishment of the United Nations after World War II, international laws and institutions were as strong as the "great powers" of the moment allowed them to be.
It then gathered for the Congress of Vienna, which authored not a brutal, punitive diktat like the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, but a peace that welcomed a restored France back into the Concert of Europe.
Salt describes the dismemberment of the Empire, both directly by various members of the Concert of Europe and via the secession of Ottoman provinces in the Balkans and beyond with encouragement and material support from European governments.
As such cases as the Concert of Europe or, more recently, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations demonstrate, non-democracies are in fact capable of making peace with their rivals.
Then Winfried Baumgart found that the war was not just an Anglo-French idea but the last gasp of the Concert of Europe, a UN-type arrangement for overriding selfish national aims in favour of European security.