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Metternich and the Rise of the House of Rothschild in Vienna

The beginning of the nineteenth century is sometimes called “the Age of Metternich” after Prince Clemens von Metternich (1773-1859), the Foreign Minister and Chancellor of the Habsburg Empire and arguably the most powerful man in Europe. His credo, implemented through the “Metternich system,” was political equilibrium among the European powers, which would be a guarantee…
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