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Congress of Vienna
Assembly that reorganized Europe after the Napoleonic Wars.
Klemens von Metternich
Austrian politician who helped form the Quadruple Alliance.
Principle of legitimacy
The popular acceptance of a governing regime or law as an authority.
Balance of power
Designed to prevent one nation from imposing its interests on others.
The inclination, especially in politics, to maintain the existing or traditional order.
Opposition to sudden change.
Concert of Europe
The consensus among the European monarchies favoring preservation of the status quo.
Simon Bolivar
South American soldier and statesman who led the revolutions against Spanish rule in Peru.
Jose de San Martin
He superseded Manuel Belgrano in command of the army against royalist forces in Upper Peru.
Monroe Doctrine
Declared the Western Hemisphere off-limits to European colonization.
Greek Revolt
Rebellion of Greeks within the Ottoman empire. The revolt began under the leadership of Alexandros Ypsilanti.
Rotten boroughs
A borough of an extraordinarily small electorate. A similar type of corrupt constituency was the pocket borough.
Corn Law of 1815
A series of British laws in force before 1846 regulating the grain trade and restricting imports of grain.
Peterloo Massacre
The result of a cavalry charge into the crowd at a public meeting at St Peter's Fields, Manchester.
King of France (1814–1824). His reign was interrupted by Napoleon (1815), but he returned to power after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.
Charles X
King of France who attempted to restore absolutism by dissolving the Chamber of Deputies and terminating freedom of the press.
The Carbonari
Advocating liberal and patriotic ideas, they favored constitutional and representative government.
Ferdinand VII
He became king briefly in 1808 after the French invasion of Spain forced the abdication of his father, Charles IV.
The Burschenschaften
German student organization that started as an expression of the nationalism prevalent in post-Napoleonic Europe.
The Karlsbad Decrees
Resolutions issued by German leaders to suppress liberal and nationalistic tendencies.
Alexander I
Czar of Russia (1801–1825) whose plans to liberalize his country's government were slowed by wars with Napoleon I.
Decembrist Revolt
Unsuccessful uprising by Russian revolutionaries.
Nicholas I
Czar of Russia (1825–1855) who suppressed the Decembrist movement and led Russia into the Crimean War (1853–1856).
Thomas Malthus
British economist who wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population, arguing that population tends to increase faster than food supply.
David Ricardo
British economist whose major work, Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1817), supported the laws of supply and demand in a free market.
John Stuart Mill
British philosopher and economist known especially for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism.