What was the Metternich system, and how did it provide stability for Europe during the 1800s?

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Apr 6, 2016

The Metternich System was a series of meetings among the more powerful European nations between the Napoleonic War and World War I; its objective was to resolve disputes between European nations.


Following a summit meeting in Vienna in 1814 (the "Vienna Congress") under the architecture of Klemens von Metternick, a series of Congress meetings were held among the greater European powers in an attempt to maintain European peace.
Amid increasing disagreements between the major powers the Congress system collapsed just prior to the start of World War I.