By Brian Cameron
London - 1st June 2019
The Congress of Vienna 1815
After the defeat of Napoleon the rulers of Europe gather to decide the fate of nations
1814 and Napoleon Bonaparte, the so-called 'Ogre of Europe', has been defeated by the Allied Nations! The wars which have ravaged Europe for 20 years are over. During that time the boundaries of European countries have been drawn and redrawn. Many states which existed at the start of the war no longer do so, a number of new states have been formed and the boundaries of virtually all have been altered.
What are the player roles? Players will be organised
into teams representing Great Britain, France, Prussia, Russia and Austria.
There will be a number of smaller teams to represent the lesser powers
of eg the Papacy, Spain and Savoy (full list below).
What are the players doing? They are negotiating
with the other teams to agree a series of deals which involve swapping,
gaining and possibly losing territories so that a compromise is agreed
which meets at least the minimum objectives of each team and produces
a balance of power between the larger powers. In agreeing changes of boundaries
and territory, teams will have to consider a number of aspects: historical
claims, connection of new territories to established territories, population
and the navigation of rivers (which are important for trade). The fate
of a large number of overseas colonies must also be determined.
How will the game operate? Each team will have
a table at which its members can meet and discuss progress towards their
objectives (there will be a period in each turn during the player must
return to their team table. There will also be a large table for a plenary
session and small tables at which bilateral and multilateral discussions
can be held. A number of maps which illustrate the boundaries of Europe
and the ownership of colonies prior to the war, at critical stages of
the war and the current state. Small versions of the map will aid the
discussions and a large map on the plenary table will be updated to reflect
Player Teams / Numbers
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