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The Holy Alliance was a coalition of Russia, Austria and Prussia created in 1815 at the behest of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, ostensibly to uphold Christianity in European political life but in practice as a bastion against revolution. Slowly nearly all European rules joined it.

The Holy Alliance was the first modern international peacekeeping organization, yet it was rooted in antiquated politics, one reason why it was never to gain a lot of importance.

The Alliance is usually associated with the Quadruple and Quintuple Alliances, which included the United Kingdom and (from 1818) France with the aim of upholding the European peace settlement concluded at the Congress of Vienna.

The Alliance is conventionally taken to have become defunct with the Alexander's death in 1825.de:Heilige Allianz pl:Święte Przymierze zh:神圣同盟

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