Russia and the Eastern Question by Richard CobdenRussia and the Eastern Question by Richard Cobden

Russia and the Eastern Question

byRichard Cobden

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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 IV. PROTECTION OF COMMERCE. Contents. -- Protection of our Commerce no just Pretext for maintaining enormous Armaments. -- Our Manufactures the true Source of our Commercial Greatness. -- Curious Illustration of the Uselessness of Military and Naval Power, for the Protection of our Commerce against the Rivalry of better and cheaper Articles than ours. -- Mutual Dependence of Britain and the United States on each other. -- Prodigious Traffic between these two Countries. -- Instance of our being driven out of our own fortified Market of Gibraltar, by the Competition of an unarmed Rival. -- Former Monopoly of the Sea possessed by Britain. -- Its Consequences, the National Debt, and the Instigation of other Nations to commence Manufacturing.-- The American and French Manufactures avowedly called into Competition with ours by Recollections of British Tyranny at Sea. -- Progress of the American Cotton Manufacture. -- Absurdity of all Apprehensions of Foreign Invasion. -- Cost of the Armaments for the Protection of our Commerce -- in the Mediterranean -- on the West India Station. -- Causes and Consequences of British Wars. -- No Class of Society really benefited by War. -- Non-intervention in Foreign Wars the true Policy of Britain. -- Superiority of the Influenoe of British Example, while cultivating the Arts of Peace, to British Violenoe or Intimidation. -- A Word at Parting to the Reader. We began the preceding remarks upon a question which, however universally recognized in former times, has now almost fallen into neglect, by quoting a passage from the last speech of King William III. to his Parliament; and, before proceeding to discuss that other, but still more popular, pretence for wars and standing armaments, the protection of our commerce, we shall gi...

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Title:Russia and the Eastern QuestionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217548040

ISBN - 13:9780217548045

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