Goals and impact of the Congress of Vienna
The goal of the meetings in Vienna was for collective security and stability for the entire continent. Metternich had three goals are the congress of Vienna. First, he wanted to prevent future French aggression by surrounding France with strong countries. Second, he wanted to restore a balance of power, so that no country would be a threat to others. Third, he wanted to restore Europe’s royal families to the thrones they had held before Napoleon’s conquests. The impact was that France’s power was greatly decreased and was surrounded by strong countries. The power of Britain and Prussia increased. Nationalism began to spread to areas that the Congress had put under foreign control. Eventually, the nationalistic feelings would explode into revolutions, and new nations would be formed.