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Holy Alliance

Holy Alliance, a league formed by Austria, Prussia, and Russia, in September, 1815, after the fall of Napoleon, with the nominal object of taking religion as their sole guide both in their mutual relations and in the administration of their internal affairs. The real object of the league was to maintain the power of the existing dynasties and to check the growing Liberalism which resulted from the French Revolution.' On the part of England, Lord Castlereagh refused to accede to it; but its principles were in some measure represented by the Liverpool Government, especially in the years 1816-20.