Carlsbad Decrees

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Carlsbad Decrees,

1819, resolutions adopted by the ministers of German states at a conference at Carlsbad that was convened and dominated by Prince MetternichMetternich, Clemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Fürst von
, 1773–1859, Austrian statesman and arbiter of post-Napoleonic Europe, b. Koblenz, of a noble Rhenish family.
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 following the murder of August von KotzebueKotzebue, August von
, 1761–1819, German dramatist and politician. He wrote some 200 plays, including Menschenhass und Reue (1789, tr. The Stranger, 1798), Die Spanier in Peru; oder, Rollas Tod (1795, tr.
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 by a student. The decrees provided for uniform press censorship and close supervision of the universities, with the aim of suppressing all liberal agitation against the conservative governments of Germany, particularly by the student organizations. The resolutions, ratified by the diet of the German Confederation, remained in force until 1848.
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This was tried in the German Confederation in 1819 with the Carlsbad Decrees and set socialpolitical development back for several decades in much of the German-speaking region.
However, the censorship system set up under the Carlsbad decrees of 1819 proved inadequate to deal with the growing tide of cases that arose by the 1840s.
It was instituted at the Confederal level beginning with the Carlsbad Decrees c)f 1819; however, it had already been imposed by some rulers soon after their restoration to power in 1814.

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