The New Map of Asia (1900-1919)

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byHerbert Adams Gibbons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ... treatment of non-European races had become so warped in the first decade of the twentieth century that the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 brought forth no protest. The Persians, being Asiatics, had no rights. It was quite within the province of British and Russian diplomatists to do what they saw fit in Persia, and to establish a new internal and international status for Persia without consulting either the wishes or the interests of the Persians. The only international law in Asia was the law of might. Because they could not oppose force to force, the Persians were compelled to submit to the indignity and iniquity of the Anglo-Russian Convention, and to suffer its disastrous political and economic consequences. The Anglo-Russian conspiracy against the integrity and independence of Persia was conceived and put into action at the moment when Asia was experiencing her 1848. After the Russo-Japanese War, a wave of intense national feeling swept over Asia, and in every country there was a movement to establish democratic institutions and shake off foreign control. The two aims went together. They could not be divorced. In reading accounts of the nationalist movements in Egypt, Turkey, Persia, India, and China, one meets frequently the criticism that legitimate agitation for self-government and democratic institutions is marred by xenophobia. But is not this in the nature of every democratic movement? Europeans and Americans who criticize the form and methods of Asiatic and African political movements forget their own history. The Barons of Runnymede and the Boston Tea Party, Joan of Arc before Orleans and Henri IV before Paris, Andreas Hofer and the Tugenbund, although separated by centuries, were staged with the same Leitmotiv, tersely expressed in the rall...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ... treatment of non-European races had become so warped in the first decade of the twentieth century that the Anglo-Russian Conven...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217883214

ISBN - 13:9780217883214

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