A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe Volume 3

A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe Volume 3

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...powers, in spite of their absorption in a costly war, would aid him against Denmark, on November 30, 1710, he had, against the advice of his friends, formally repudiated the offer of neutrality. Thus, the security of the Swedish possessions was made to depend solely upon their own defensive powers against all his enemies at once, while he awaited the uncertain fortunes of the Russo-Turkish conflict. With this opportunity of aggression, the Danes in 1712 had invaded and occupied the Duchy of Bremen, while the coalition against Sweden worked its will on the Baltic. It is true Chap, v that the Peace of the Pruth was broken and war with Russia i7is-mi resumed tie Turks at the instigation of Charles XII; but this was of no direct profit to Sweden, and even if the war had not soon ended with the Peace of Adrianople, it is difficult to see how the conflict between Turkey and Russia could ever have been more than a diversion of the attack upon Sweden. Whatever the personal influence of Charles XII at Bender may for a time have been, it is certain that his return to Sweden was too long delayed, and that his separation from Stockholm by a distance of seven hundred miles rendered impossible the needed unity and promptness of counsel regarding public policy between him and the Swedish Senate. The oondition There was rejoicing in Sweden when it was learned that i7i5WOden m tie m had arrived at Stralsund; but, instead of returning to his capital, where confusion and despair were almost universal, he remained in his Pomeranian fortress, ordering troops to be sent to him, and at the same time opposing by his royal authority all the measures for the salvation of the kingdom suggested by the Senate and the Riksdag. Frederick I of Prussia had at one time been...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488091
  • 9781236488091