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Persecution of the Demagogues
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Following the Napoleonic Wars (Wars of Liberation [1813-1815]) and the reconstitution of the German political map at the Congress of Vienna (1814/15), the “Persecution of demagogic activities” (German Verfolgung demagogischer Umtriebe) in the first half of the 19th century aimed to support the system of monarchical restoration in the German Confederation and counter nationalist, liberal, and especially revolutionary and democratic movements by legal and police action (Nation, nationalism; Liberalism). The major German powers of Prussia and Austria also uti…

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Herold-Schmidt, Hedwig, “Persecution of the Demagogues”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_018219>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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