We mark the anniversary of the Congress of Vienna and showcase two maps of Christian persecution
This June we're marking the anniversary of the end of the Congress of Vienna, which redrew the map of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. We have now completed our upload of our new set of maps on the history of Christianity, and highlight two maps that tell the story of Christian persecution. And we'd just like to give you all a brief reminder about the excellent value of our annual subscriptions.
On 9 June 1815 the historic Congress of Vienna drew to a close. Following the disruption caused by the Napoleonic Wars, delegates convened to redraw the map of Europe, making a number of decisions that would have an impact on 19th-century nationalism. The city-republic of Cracow was created by the Congress and administered by Prussia, Russia and Austria. Prussia made substantial territorial gains and the ratification of the new Kingdom of the Netherlands created a buffer zone with France. Germany became a confederation of 39 states, replacing the Holy Roman Empire, and Swiss neutrality was guaranteed.
Our map of the Armenian genocide tells the story of the persecution of Armenian Christians in the Ottoman Empire between 1915–22, when the Armenian population was reduced from 2 million to fewer than 400,000. Stereotyped as Western collaborators, Armenians were subjected to forced death marches, executions and mass burials, beginning a century of Christian persecution. Our map of the Middle East and North Africa in 2018 documents the range of Christian persecution within that region, from routine discrimination in education, employment and social life to genocidal attacks.
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