Denmark and the Duchies, with the Succession as Heir General in Both of the Russo-Gottorp Line [By D. Urquhart]

Denmark and the Duchies, with the Succession as Heir General in Both of the Russo-Gottorp Line [By D. Urquhart]

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...against which they would have closed the door by refusing to nominate delegates. The radical party were disappointed in their hopes, but encouraged by the concession, and immediately made use of it to arouse the spirit of the Capital. They had recourse to the process of clubs and petitions, and were soon able to assume the tone of menace and an attitude of intimidation. Now came the news from Paris. Every where it is the same story: be it Beckarest--be it Palermo--be it Presburg--be it Vienna--be it Berlin----be it Copenhagen--be it Rendsberg, at each, events are, at the close of February, 1848, conducted to that point where the narrator has to say, "Now "came the news of Paris, and the explosion took "place: " "preordinations of good luck" too remarkable to overlook, too elaborate to explain. It is to be observed that the Royal Power was attacked through the Duchies. The Court Ministry were held up to public odium as " Banish Schleswig-Holstein." In the Faedrelandet (the movement paper) the Ministry of Count Molkte is denounced for having for its principal object "the preservation of Holsteiu," and he is charged with being equally ready to sacrifice " Danism in the one Duchy, and Germanism in the other." The Molkte ministry fell. The men of the Clubs, the men whose watchword was "Denmark to the Eyder," who had threatened to write with the sword the laws of Denmark on the backs of the Duchies, came into power. In their hands was now to be the nomination of the sixteen members appointed by the Crown, and under their influence were to be elected the eighteen Danes. There was no longer three parties--the Court was absorbed into the Liberals, and nothing stood in the way of the...
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