Congress of Vienna VIENNA

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  • Topic A: Congress of Vienna

TOPIC A Congress of Vienna



  • Sri Krishnan
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In 1814 after over a decade of fierce fighting, fallen kingdoms, broken alliances, and liberal revolution the Great Powers of Europe endeavored to settle their grievances and prevent the continent from erupting into the violence it had just escaped. Napoleon had been exiled to Elba and the armies of all belligerents had finally begun to demobilize. The Congress of Vienna capitalized on this opportunity by discussing the new borders and leaders of Europe while clamping down on nationalism and republicanism. In addition to committee the Congress largely functioned out of informal gatherings like balls, salons, parties, and feasts. Per a popular adage of the time, “The Congress does not move forward, it dances.”

This committee will deviate from typical Model UN procedure in a few manners. Rather than a full resolution, delegates will draft short articles each session upon very focused topics. This committee will hold no crisis backroom powers, although the decisions made in each session will reflect upon and evolve future sessions. Delegates will represent individuals associated with the Congress rather than simply countries, and more influential countries will be represented by more delegates to reflect that influence. However, delegates are not beholden to voting with the rest of their countrymen. The chair will favor longer and more productive usage of unmoderated caucuses. Delegates will receive a secret agenda prior to the beginning of committee. Please look over the Background Guide carefully for a full explanation of the committee structure.

The Congress of Vienna will be run in single delegate assignments. Given its different mechanics and single delegate status, we recommend it to more confident delegates looking for a unique take on Model UN.

Committee Members

  •  United States
  •  Algeria
  •  Argentina
  •  Austria
  •  Brazil
  •  Canada
  •  China
  •  Colombia
  •  Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  •  Cuba
  •  Ecuador
  •  Egypt
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  India
  •  Ireland
  •  Italy
  •  Japan
  •  Kenya
  •  Korea, Republic of
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mexico
  •  Nigeria
  •  Panama
  •  Russian Federation
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Singapore
  •  South Africa
  •  Spain
  •  Sweden
  •  Tanzania, United Republic of
  •  Turkey
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Uruguay
  •  Klemens von Metternich - Austria
  •  Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord - France
  •  Andrey Razumovsky - Russia
  •  Karl August von Hardenberg - Prussia
  •  Robert Stewart Castlereagh - Great Britain
  •  Johann von Wessenberg - Austria
  •  Emmerich Joseph von Dalberg - France
  •  Gustav Ernest von Stackelberg - Russia
  •  Wilhelm von Humbolt - Prussia
  •  Arthur Wellesley - Great Britain
  •  Friedrich von Gentz - Austria
  •  Louis Joseph Alexis de Noailles - France
  •  Karl Robert Nesselrode - Russia
  •  Heinrich vom und zum Stein - Prussia
  •  William Shaw Cathcart - Great Britain
  •  Pedro de Sousa Holstein - Portugal
  •  Pedro Gómez Labrador - Spain
  •  Carl Axel Löwenhielm - Sweden
  •  Christian Gunthor von Bernstorff - Denmark
  •  Hans von Gagern - The Netherlands
  •  Hans Reinhard - Switzerland - Zürich
  •  Leopold von Plessen - Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  •  Ernest Friedrich Herbet zu Münster - Hanover
  •  Karl Phillipp von Wrede - Bavaria
  •  Georg Ernst Levin von Wintzingerode - Württemberg
  •  Friedrich von der Schulenberg - Saxony
  •  Wilhelm Ludwig von Berstett - Baden
  •  Ercole Cosalvi - Papal States
  •  Agostino Pareto - Republic of Genoa
  •  Antoine Marie Phillippe Asinari de Saint-Marsan - Sardinia
  •  Ottavio Mormile - Naples
  •  Charles Louis John Joseph Laurentius - Austria
  •  Frédéric-Séraphin de La Tour du Pin - France
  •  Ioannis Kapodistrias - Russia
  •  Karl Friedrich von dem Knesebeck - Prussia
  •  Richard Le Poer Trench Clancarthy - Great Britain
  •  Antonio de Saldanha da Gania - Portugal
  •  Pedro Cevallos - Spain
  •  Lars von Engeström - Sweden
  •  Niels Rosenkrantz - Denmark
  •  Anne Willem Carel van Nagell - The Netherlands
  •  Jean-Gabriel Eynard - Switzerland - Geneva
  •  Adam Albert von Neipperg - Austria
  •  Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis - France
  •  Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo - Russia
  •  Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher - Prussia
  •  Charles Vane Stewart - Great Britain
  •  Joaquim Lobo da Silveira - Portugal
  •  Matija Nenadović - Serbia
  •  Franjo Tomašić - Croatia
  •  Stanisław Kostka Potocki - Duchy of Warsaw