Congresses and Conferences
Sites of Congresses, Conferences or Conventions. The meeting must have been historically significant. The buildings/location must be known and within the WHS. Legislative Parliaments are excluded (see separate Connection). Where a Congress/Conference led to the signing of a Treaty at the same location it is "connected" with the more "famous" title.
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Congresses and Conferences':
Independence Hall "2nd Continental Congress" (1775-83). To manage the war effort (War of Independence)Kremlin and Red Square 4 conferences were held in Moscow during WWII :- Sep 41 (Stalin, Harriman, Beaverbook), Aug 42 (Stalin, Churchill, Harriman), Oct 43 (Molotov, Eden, Hull ) and Oct 44 (Stalin, Churchill, Eden, Molotov); linkPanamá Salon Bolivar - "Panama Congress" (1826) - organised by Bolivar in an attempt to promote pan-American unityParis, Banks of the Seine The Paris Peace Conference (1919) to end WWI (The various treaties - Versailles, Saint-Germain, Trianon etc were signed elsewhere as per their titles) was held in the Salon de l'Horloge at the French Foreign Ministry in the Quai d'Orsay.; linkPotsdam Schloss Cecilienhof -"Potsdam Conference" (1945) - Stalin, Churchill/Atlee and Truman to discuss the post WWII order. Led to the Potsdam Agreement and Potsdam Declaration.Québec "First Quebec Conference" (codenamed "QUADRANT") was a highly secret military conference held during WWII between the British, Canadian and US " held between Aug 17-24 1943at the Citadelle and at the Chateau Frontenac. The chief representatives were Churchill, Roosevelt and Mackenzie King. "Second Quebec Conference" - (codenamed "OCTAGON") was a high level military conference held at the Citadelle between Sept 12-16 1944. Participants as per the first conferenceSchönbrunn The Congress of Vienna to decide the map of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars was held here.
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