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The Congress of Vienna from 1763 to 1833: Europe and the Americas

Immanuel Wallerstein
Review (Fernand Braudel Center)
Vol. 36, No. 1 (2013), pp. 1-24
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/revifernbraucent.36.1.1
Page Count: 24
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Abstract

The meeting of the Congress of Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815 is analyzed as one moment during the period 1763 to 1833, which is that of the achievement and consolidation of British hegemony in the modern world-system. The article delineates how Great Britain was able to eliminate successive obstacles to British hegemony: its long-standing worldwide rival France; two other European powers in the Americas (Spain and Portugal); and the three “Eastern” powers (Austria, Prussia, and Russia).

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