Final document of the Congress of Vienna
Documentary heritage submitted by Austria and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.
The Congress of Vienna had a major influence on the history of the world, transcending the boundaries of a national culture. It decided upon a new political settlement for Europe after the Napoleonic wars which determined the political system for over half a century and whose impact in some aspects is still discernible. It provided the conditions for a long period of peace in Europe and redefined the political relations between the major European powers on an equal footing.