Russia And England; Their Strength And Weakness

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJohn Reynell Morell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. DIPLOMACY. The war in the Caucasus is not only interesting from the heroism of its gallant tribes in the defence of their faith and freedom, it is also very significative as an expression of the invariable course pursued by Russia in her encroachments. Muscovy has made it a constant practice to grant her protection to one country in order to make war upon another; or, to use the expressions of her advocates, she is forced by the pressure of circumstances and the entreaties of suffering neighbours to cast her loving arms around them, and fold them one after another in her tender embrace. It may be objected that England does the same thing in India, and France in Algeria. To this we reply, that England's sway secures the blessings of civil and religious liberty to the countries which it is obliged to occupy in self-defence, and that the admirable Code Napoleon is extended to the territories that come under French rule; but when Russia takes the nations under its rods and synod, we turn away shuddering from the result, and involuntarily exclaim, Woe to those who are condemned to be the pupils of such a teacher! Peter the Great, in the latter years of his life, directed his whole attention to obtaining possession of India, an idea which he was unfortunately prevented from carrying out by his untimely death, but which he bequeathed as a solemn and sacred legacy to his successors. In the year 1717, he had sent an army to Khiva, under the command of Prince Bekowitsch Tscherkasky, in order to secure the possession of this important stronghold. The expedition failed; but Peter never lost sight of this prevailing idea, and directed his attention to the Caspian Sea, where Russia could find an emporium and issue through her numerous canals and tributaries, the m...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. DIPLOMACY. The war in the Caucasus is not only interesting from the heroism of its gallant tribes in the defence of their...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021798701X

ISBN - 13:9780217987011

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