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Extracts from the Carlsbad decrees August 1819

In August 1819 the German Conferation introduced legislation known as the Carlsbad decrees which created a system of co-ordinated censorship and police repression of political dissen which lasted until the outbreak of the 1848 revolutions. These extracts illustrate the main points of the decrees which were published on the initiative of the Austrian foreign minister Metternich after the assasination of the conservative writer August von Kotzebue in March 1819.

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Monday, September 17, 2012
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