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1815-Russia, Prussia and Austria sign the Holy Alliance

September 26, 2022

On September 26th, 1815, Russia, Prussia and Austria all collaborated on and formalized an alliance to reinstall the divine right of kings and unify Christianity across these three major world powers. While many diplomats and other public servants ridiculed the alliance as being "apocalyptic" and "nonsense," it was taken seriously enough by leaders to have been codified and implemented for some number of years. The Alliance dissolved by the 1880s because of major geopolitical disputes between Russia and Austria.


The Holy Alliance was created after Napoleon's final defeat. It was prompted by Tzar Alexander I of Russia to oppressively restrain liberalism and secularism in the wake of the brutal French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The alliance was written by one of Greece's most distinguished statesmen, Ioannis Kappodistrias and Tzar Alexander. To some degree, this is rather ironic, as Kapodistrias was considered to be the father of modern Greece, a historical and modern bastion of liberalism and democratic ideals. Yet it must have been that all public officials played a role that yielded to the power of sovereigns of the time.

The Alliance

The Tsar's ostensible undue influence over the Alliance prompted criticism that it was too "mystical" and enshrouded with amorphous beliefs and concepts that weren't readily interpretable for geo- and sociopolitical cohesion. The other monarchies found it disconcerting, and, at their behest, a new document was signed that was more pragmatic.

The Holy Alliance was first kept as a secret, then heavily mistrusted by those who subscribed to liberalism as an ideology. The United Kingdom under George VI was quick to reject it, as did France. Yet on the coattails of wars inspired by revolutionary ideology, its express purpose was to suppress these instincts and ideas and forcefully impose monarchic structure onto countries that had seen this prior turmoil. The Alliance was seen as defunct by 1825, the year Alexander died.


  1. Paul Newman

    It was King George III who rejected the Holy Alliance, not George VI.

  2. Rick

    Very interesting

  3. Danny

    Ashkenazi influence brought the Alliance to its end.

  4. Ronald Sisk

    Even the word liberalism was used in this time and age as it is used in this propaganda piece.
    Hog wash and bull shit.

    Only the young and dumb will swallow this crap.

  5. John

    Didn’t know these details. Thank you for preparing and sharing!!!

  6. J. Molnar

    This alliance was used to destroy the Kossuth led freedom figth of 1848-49 of Hungary (from Austrian yoke) as 200,000 Russian soldiers entered from the North-East and Austria could regroup their Armies on the West into a pincer attack. This was followed by 10 yrs of Haynau led bloody terror inside Hungary, so Austria could regain the upper hand controlling Hungary.


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