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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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.
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.
With these three problems posing dangers to the world, Van Evera calls for a "Concert of Cooperation" among the great powers, along the lines of the Concert of Europe established in 1815 (pp.
One of Cohrs's basic themes is that the 1920s witnessed an attempt to create a postwar, transatlantic system that would replace the ruined nineteenth-century system of political equilibrium with one based on what he calls "Legitimate Equilibrium," in which nations recognized their place in a new kind of Concert of Europe.
The concert idea implicitly or explicitly takes as its model the Concert of Europe, which lasted from 1815 to 1854.
A new Concert of Europe was born in Vienna in 1815 ushering in the second international system which was based upon a balance of power designed to prevent a hegemon from arising again on the continent.
In 1856 Turkey was welcomed as a European Power when it fought alongside Britain and France in the Crimean War, and was brought into the Concert of Europe.
But for Schroeder, balance of power politics were rejected in the nineteenth century, thereby producing the Concert of Europe, a system based on political equilibrium.