After Napoleon was finally defeated it fell to the Allied powers of Europe to put the world back together. The Congress would exist to prevent to outbreak of war in Europe here after. Under the direction of Prince Metternich, the Foreign Minister of Austria, proposed that the major powers of Europe (England, Prussia, Russia, and Austria) had a responsibility to work out their differences without resorting to war.
This system endured through the rest of the 1800s up until World War I in 1914 and is sometimes referred to as 'The Age of Metternich'. Indeed Europe would not see a major war on its soil for 100 years. Over this time the major powers of Europe (including France returned to Monarchy) worked to undo the damage caused by the French Revolution.
The three principles that guided the Congress of Vienna were: 1. The countries that had suffered the most at the hands of Napoleon had to be paid back for what they lost. 2. The balance of power had to be restored in Europe, so that no single nation would become too powerful. 3. All decisions would follow the rule of legitimacy, which meant that all former ruling families should be returned to their thrones.
Objectives: 1. Examine the major concerns The Council had regarding the French Revolution 2. Analyze the reforms the council made to Europe 3. Hypothesize the issues that may arise to in light of the resolutions made.