The Concert of Europe and Holly Alliance was a power balancing Alliance that took charge in Europe from Napoleon Bonaparte’s fall to the beginning of World War I. The members who founded it were also members of Quadruple Alliance that facilitated the downfall of Napoleon I. They were Russia, United Kingdom, Prussia, and Austria. The strengths of the Concert of Europe and Holly Alliance is seen in its ability to lead to nearly 100 years of tranquility in Europe, and the ability to balance power in Europe (Nanda 102). Its weakness are that, nationalistic ideas, started mounting up from the member European countries. This led to the shooting of Francis Ferdinand, which really spiked the balancing of European countries. The treaties worked by giving the great powers the right and responsibility to make interventions in states that were threatened by internal wrangling and rebellion. The Russian Empire Kingdom of Prussia and Austrian Empire were main contributors in the formation of the Holy Alliance, which intended to preserve traditional monarchism and Christian social values. It was a rule that every member who joined the coalition, saved for the United Kingdom. England had an attitude of dominance towards the other countries with constitutions, the more conservative members of the Holy Alliance (Rayment). This led to the gradual falling apart of the alliance. The Concert of Europe and Holy Alliance main accomplishment was that it marked a vital step in both European and World’s diplomacy. Securing of Belgium and Greece independence is also seen one of its accomplishments. All the powers except France took part in the defense intervention of Ottoman Empire in 1840. This defense was in supported of Greece, but it led to the ending of the Egyptian’s 8 years occupation and control of Syria.
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Rayment, W. J. The Concert of Europe, 2011. Web.