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==Proceedings of the Congress==
The Congress was attended by all the kingdoms who had fought together in the coalition. It was a particular challenge for the Austrian Chancellor to organize the Congress.<ref>Chapman, Tim (1998). ''The Congress of Vienna 1814-1815''. London: Routledge, p. 56.</ref> The four main powers, Prussia, Russia, Austria and Great Britain were to dictate the future of Europe and they had the power to re-draw borders and transfer territories.<ref>Chapman, p. 157.</ref>
[[File: Map_congress_of_vienna.jpg|thumbnail|Map of Europe after Congress of Vienna]] Eight other kingdoms were expected to take little or no part in the Congress and merely to agree to the demands of the four major powers. In 1815, France send a representative to negotiate on behalf of the recently restored French king’s behalf. The French representative was the willy Charles de Talleyrand. He was a very skilful diplomat and negotiator and was eventually able to secure the right of France to join the ‘four great powers’ and helped to reshape the map of Europe. The participants agreed a number of treaties on some of the outstanding issues facing them and these were all gathered together in the Final Act (1815). This series of documents was to determine the map of Europe for the next forty years.
==The Decisions of the Congress==