The Modern Review Volume 4

The Modern Review Volume 4

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the national interests of the United States are intricately mixed up with grave international questions. The situation is not without interest even to dependent India, for one of the greatest factors involved is the greatest State of Asia;--it is full of interest for all Asia: for here is another feature of the great historic question of Asia vs. Europe. The old European who came to Asia via the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal has been answered three years ago; for the great conflict of 1905 has been understood in a broad sense as a conflict between Asia and Europe by the thinking section of both continents. Now again, the new European is coming to the front via the Carribean Sea and the Panama Canal. New issues have attracted our attention, and greater achievements seem to be in store for future heroes and martyrs. The conflict of 1905 was fought between an intensely patriotic people and a worn-out autocracy. The new conflict is going to be fought between a poor though patriotic monarchy and a rich and vigorous republic. In the old conflict Europe was represented by a state which had no popular support at its back; in the new conflict Europe is going to be represented by a state where, inspite of all shortcomings, popular rights and governmental authorities have been merged in each other. Internally Japan is now passing through a great financial and economic crisis. The condition of the poor has been terribly aggravated by the last war. Slowly and silently a spirit of discontent with the present state of things is growing in the kingdom, and the task of adjusting the situation to satisfactory conditions seems to be pretty hard. Externally she has her interests opposed to almost all the European Powers. But against all these dangers must be...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642015
  • 9781236642011