What factors caused instability and change in the Balance of Power System?What factors caused instability and change in the Balance of Power System?

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It was the fact that the alliances became solidified.  In a balance of power system, you have to have countries that are willing to make temporary alliances with anyone.  If you start to have permanent alliances like the one between Germany and Austria-Hungary, for example, your system becomes unstable and collapses.

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It was the fact that the alliances became solidified.  In a balance of power system, you have to have countries that are willing to make temporary alliances with anyone.  If you start to have permanent alliances like the one between Germany and Austria-Hungary, for example, your system becomes unstable and collapses.

how about the Late Enlightenment Consensus? what factors played a roll in the change and stability of it?

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