Annual Register Volume 147

Annual Register Volume 147

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...the establishment of this line must be decided, this help having amounted to 119,000,000 francs, of which nearly half was advanced by Italy. The completion, in April, of the Simplon tunnel was the occasion of a great manifestation of sympathy between Switzerland and Italy, and the hope was expressed at the opening of this tunnel that the new line might form, by way of Switzerland, a fresh link between France and Italy. The elections, which took place in October, for the renewal of the National Council, were chiefly remarkable for the com plete overthrow of the Socialist party, of which only two members were elected. This reverse of the Socialists came about because in 1905 the Radical party dissociated itself entirely from them, instead of supporting them as it had previously done--and this decision was taken chiefly because of the anti-military campaign of the Socialists, who ceased to be Helvetic and became frankly internationalist. One other question to which allusion was made in the ANNUAL REGISTER for 1903 has engaged public attention--that of certain fortification works erected in the neighbourhood of Bale by the German general staff, of which the result is that the city is no longer protected against German guns. Some excitement was felt in the country when it was understood that Germany had decided to fortify the approach to the bridge of Hagenau, on the left bank of the river, on Alsatian territory, The Federal Assembly, formed by the union of the National Council with the States Council, nominated at the end of the year M. Forrer as President of the Helvetic Confederation, and M. Muller as Vice-President----both belonging to the Radical Left. IV. SPAIN. The elements of revolution and of disaster appeared to increase in more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 621g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913914
  • 9781236913913