With Lord Stratford in the Crimean War

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJames Henry Skene

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... XIII. DIPLOMACY. At this period of the Crimean War the attention of European statesmen was fixed on Austria. Lord Stratford was labouring to obtain the support of another allied army. Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and Portugal had been sounded on the subject, but no successful result had crowned the experiments tried with them. There had never been any hope of brinsrinjr Prussia into an alliance against Russia. There was no alternative left but that of pressing Austria to come to terms. She had hitherto skilfully eluded all attempts to involve her in an intelligible engagement, although she was the most likely Power to find an offensive and defensive alliance with England and France, if faithfully realized, advantageous to her interests in connection with her trade on the Lower Danube and the shores of the Black Sea, where Russia could ill brook the presence of a rival; while the Russian occupation of Roumania had been so injurious to those interests, that she had known no rest until she succeeded in supplanting it by her own. The wily Count Buol coquetted with all the advances made to him, and by oscillating between ambiguous menace and equivocal sympathy, he kept the anxiety for his adhesion always at the highest pitch. The Allies at last were wearied into blind acceptance of all the conditions of a treaty proposed by him. Of its seven clauses, there was not one which held out any definite prospect of the active co-operation of Austria against Russia, while five of them bound England and France hand and foot. They were not to make peace without the knowledge and concurrence of Austria; her army of occupation was to be allowed to remain undisturbed in Roumania; they were to defend Austria if she should be attacked by Russia; they were to accept no proposa...

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... XIII. DIPLOMACY. At this period of the Crimean War the attention of European statesmen was fixed on Austria. Lord Stratford was ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217658970

ISBN - 13:9780217658973

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