030: The Concert of Europe

The Peace Palace in The Hague, seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
The Peace Palace in The Hague, seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Our thirtieth episode! This week, we take a look at the so-called “Concert of Europe,” the informal arrangement by which Europe has kept itself (mostly) at peace for the past 85 years. We also examine the Hague Peace Conference of 1899.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

“Rule, Britannia!”
Composed in 1740 by Thomas Arne. Public domain.

Aragonaise from Carmen
Composed in 1875 by Georges Bizet. Public domain.
Performed by Papalin, and used pursuant to a Creative Commons license. Details.

Closing Theme

 

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