The Emperor William and His Reign Volume 1

The Emperor William and His Reign Volume 1

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...and Austria. Half of the task had been preformed for Prussia; nothing was wanting but that she should seize the Austrian portion of the Duchies. Her policy had henceforth this object steadily in view, and she was determined to carry her point even at the price of war. Pretexts could not be wanting, when we consider the conflicts daily arising from the double domination of the Duchies. The Prussian Governor of Schleswig, General von Manteuffel, installed himself in that Duchy, and behaved precisely as though it were a province of his sovereign; he laid his iron hand on the inhabitants who were passionately devoted to the Prince of Augustenburg. A striking contrast was offered to this tyrant by General von Gablentz, the Austrian Governor of Holstein, who signalised himself by extreme clemency and kind consideration of the popular sentiments. He said that his Emperor had not sent him to rule the country like a Turkish Pasha; and that he would never forsake the principles of law and justice. It may easily be imagined that these opposite systems gave rise to disagreement and collision. Prussia reproached Austria with favouring throughout Holstein the pretensions of the Prince of Augustenburg. Austria answered by mentioning to Prussia the addresses in favour of annexation that were signed in Schleswig in the presence of the Prussian authorities, and acknowledged by laudatory replies from Bismarck, who had been raised to the rank of Count on the 16th of September 1865. The Prince of Augustenburg having accepted ovations from the inhabitants of a town in Schleswig, a most acrimonious and even discourteous correspondence took place between the Prince and General von Manteuffel who threatened to arrest him if he dared to set foot in the country again. more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651906X
  • 9781236519061