A History of the Late Revolution in Sweden, Containing an Account of the Transactions of the Three Last Diets in That Country, Preceded by a Short Abstract of the Swedish History by Charles Francis Sheridan

A History of the Late Revolution in Sweden, Containing an Account of the Transactions of the Three Last Diets in That Country, Preceded by a Short Abstract of the Swedish History by Charles Francis Sheridan

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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. 1778 edition. Excerpt: ... them, but might, on the contrary, plunge them into fresh difficulties. To maintain therefore a close correspondence with Russia, and to continue on good terms with all their neighbours, appeared to count Horn and his coadjutors, not only as the wisest policy they could pursue, but as that which the distrest state of their country had rendered it absolutely necessary for them to adopt. To this system Sweden continued firm till the year 1738: it was then that the fruits of the intrigues ef France, began first to discover themselves, and that a total, and most certainly unfortunate change in the politicks of the Swedes took place. Those defects in their form of government, of which I have already taken notice, gave to France but too favourable opportunities 6f employing corruption among them in the most effectual manner. The consequence of this corruption was, that in the diet assembled in 1738/ a most powerful party appeared in favour of French measures. The persons who composed it went under the denomination of Hats. The object they held out to the nation, was the recovery of some of the dominions yielded to Russia; and consequently the system they were to proceed upon, was to break with that power, and connect themselves With France. The party directly opposite to them was headed Count Horn was the person principally concerned in the establislunent of the late constitution, by by count Horn, and those who had contributed to establish the new form of government. Their object was peace, and the promoting of the domestick welfare of the nation. The system therefore which they adopted, was to maintain a close correspondence with Russia, and to avoid all farther connection with France. These were stiled the Caps. There was besides a third party, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236564502
  • 9781236564504