Congress of Vienna


The Congress of Vienna – held from September, 1814 to June, 1815 – was an international conference aiming to restore the territorial and political status quo in Europe after the Napoleonic Era. It was the first occasion where national delegates came together instead of relying messengers. The Congress and its five founding powers (Austria, Prussia, the United Kingdom, Russia and France) formed a new international system, called „Concert of Europe”, which term assumed the framework for European international politics until the outbreak of the First World War.