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The Confederation of Europe: A Study of the European Alliance. Walter Alison Phillips.

The Confederation of Europe: A Study of the European Alliance

Phillips, Walter Alison. The Confederation of Europe: A Study of the European Alliance, 1813-1823 as an Experiment in the International Organization of Peace. Originally published: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1920. xviii, 320 pp. Reprinted 2005 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775546. ISBN-10: 1584775548. Hardcover. New. $24.95 * Reprint of the second edition. Phillips [1864-1950] believed that World War I, though greater in scale, was similar to earlier European conflicts. Hopeful that the newly formed League of Nations could learn a useful lesson from the past, he offers an account of its most successful forerunner, the European alliance of 1813-1823, which was formed at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Reaching its apogee in the Congress of Vienna, the alliance initiated a brief but fruitful era of political stability. After enumerating the factors that ended the alliance, Phillips uses these examples to advise the new League of analogous problems it may face.

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