Is the Power of Russia to Be Reduced or Increased by the Present War?; The Polish Question and Panslavism

Is the Power of Russia to Be Reduced or Increased by the Present War?; The Polish Question and Panslavism

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...a letter to the emperor of Austria requesting him to act with clemency towards his revolted subjects, and that this request met with a refusal. The publication of this correspondence, and the judicial murders at Arad, which completely threw into the shade the Russian severities in Poland, produced an immense sensation amongst the Hungarians, as well as the Poles, and gave to Russia a great popularity at the expense of Austria, so that, in the case of a rupture between the two states, the former may count on many partisans in the dominions of the latter. As regards the Prussian part of Poland, or the Grand Duchy of Posen, the king of Prussia promised it, by a proclamation issued on the 15th May 1814, at Vienna, the national institutions guaranteed to all the parts of ancient Poland, by the article of the congress of Vienna, mentioned on p. 81. The Prussian government is undoubtedly far superior to those of Russia and Austria in respect to the administration, --courts of justice, personal freedom, and particularly public education, which is more zealously promoted by it than, perhaps, by any other in Europe. It would have been a good policy on the part of that government to have taken under its patronage the nationality of its Polish subjects, bestowing a particular care on its intellectual development, and giving it the greatest possible impulse. The Polish element in the Prussian states is too small to affect the harmony of the whole, whilst its intellectual development, superior to that which the same element could obtain under the governments of Russia and Austria, would have given to Prussia a moral power which would have strengthened it on the side of their neighbours more effectually than a considerable national force, as it would not only..show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501322
  • 9781236501325