The Venezuelan Boundary Controversy by Grover ClevelandThe Venezuelan Boundary Controversy by Grover Cleveland

The Venezuelan Boundary Controversy

byGrover Cleveland

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... II In 1876--thirty-two years after the discontinuance of efforts on the part of Great Britain and Venezuela to fix by agreement a line which should divide their possessions--Venezuela was confronted, upon the renewal of negotiations for that purpose, by the following conditions: The claim by her, of a divisional line, founded upon her conception of strict right, which her powerful opponent had insisted could not in any way be plausibly supported, and which therefore she would in no event accept. An indefiniteness in the limits claimed by Great Britain--so great that, of two boundarylines indicated or suggested by her, one had been plainly declared to be "merely a preliminary measure open to future discussion between the Governments of Great Britain and Venezuela," while the other was distinctly claimed to be based not on any acknowledgment of the republic's rights, but simply upon generous concessions and a "desire to avoid all cause of serious controversies between the two countries." A controversy growing out of this situation impossible of friendly settlement except by such arrangement and accommodation as would satisfy Great Britain, or by a submission of the dispute to arbitration. A constant danger of such an extension of British settlements in the disputed territory as would necessarily complicate the situation and furnish a convenient pretext for the refusal of any concession respecting the lands containing such settlements. A continual profession on the part of Great Britain of her present readiness to make benevolent concessions and of her willingness to cooperate in a speedy adjustment, while at the same time neither reducing her pretensions, nor attempting in a conspicuous manner to hasten negotiations to a conclusion. A tremendous disparity i...
Title:The Venezuelan Boundary ControversyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217284566

ISBN - 13:9780217284561