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The New International Encyclopædia/Young Europe

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YOUNG EUROPE. An international association formed in 1834 on the model of Mazzini's Young Italy (q.v.). It was composed of the national societies of Young Italy; Young Poland, and Young Germany, which, independent in their own sphere, acted in common, through a central committee, for the furthering of the principles of liberty, equality, and humanity in Europe. The headquarters of the society were in Switzerland, where, in 1835-36, was brought about the organization of a French society, Young France. The activity of the society speedily aroused the opposition of the Swiss authorities, who expelled many of its members from the country. Its influence quickly disappeared.