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The Congress of Vienna

At the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the allied forces decided to dissolve the Confederation of the Rhine. They wanted to eradicate the memory of French occupation. The German states now formed the German Confederation, also known as the Bund.

It aimed to protect its members and give them a stronger voice in Europe. It had a Diet (Parliament) but it did not achieve much as decisions had to be unanimous.

Map showing the Confederation of the RhineMap of the German Confederation