On The State Of Europe Before And After The French Revolution; Being An Answer To L'tat De La…

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byFriedrich Von Gentz

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...it will flill be a queflion which future experience can alone decide, whether it will in that refpecT: have been a fource of good or evil. France, by this partition, was deprived of her former influence in Poland. In order to form a proper judgment of the magnitude of this lofs, let usfirft examine, upon juft principles, the true nature of that influence. France, as we have already feen, enjoyed the highefl degree of fecurity in her fituation, the ftrength of her frontiers, and her internal means of defence, that any nation could poffibly attain. In this firft and moft important of all political confiderations, fhe was not merely favoured above every other country: thefe advantages belonged exclufively to her; there was nothing wanting to render them complete, nothing that fhe could wifh for or defire. No power in Europe could look with the fame indifference as France upon every change in the relative flrengths of the reft. Her fecurity could not be greater; her independence could not be more complete. The partition of Poland produced no effect upon the French monarchy with refpect to thefe thefe advantages; and as to the additional lability accruing from the excellence of her federal relations, nobody will aflert, or I am fure nobody will prove, that it experienced any diminution by that partition. The relations of Auftria, Ruffia, and Pruffia, and of France with all of them, remained upon the whole unaltered; nay more, if in any refpect they were changed, the alteration was in favour of France; for the aggrandizement of Pruffia, whatever its effects upon the politics of the moment, could not but be ultimately falutary and beneficial to her. It is therefore evident that France could receive no real detriment from the partition in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...it will flill be a queflion which future experience can alone decide, whether it will in that refpecT: have bee...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217523528

ISBN - 13:9780217523523

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