Seminary Notes Volume 1-2

Seminary Notes Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...Mediterranean. For the last hundred years, yes for even a longer period, Russia has been steadily pushing forward her frontiers to the southeast. England meanwhile has gradually extended her dominion over India until in the last decade the English and Russian frontier guards pace their beats almost face to face in the gates of Herat. England fears that Russia will attempt still further advance and that in the end she must fight for her Indian possessions. Every movement, therefore, in that far away district of Central Asia is watched with the utmost anxiety, and it is this fear also that makes England, the home of the best development of European civilization, become the champion of the immobile Turk. As long as Turkey stands guard over the Russian entrace to the Mediterranean, and the passage of war_ ships through the Dardanelles is prohibited, so long quick communication between England and India, by way of the Suez canal is possible. But once permit Russia free access to the Mediterranean and England's security is gone, the Suez canal is endangered, and the long journey around Cape Good Hope would effectually prevent the rendering of assistancein case of an Indian emergency. England feels that, while she hopes to retain her position in India, she must see to it that Turkey is preserved intact, and it is largely for the same reason that she retains her position in Egypt. Under present conditions then, England is satisfied. War would destroy or tend to destroy those conditions, and would create a great change in the delicate bal anccents of power by means of which English interests are for the present preserved. England therefore is for peace and it is for this reason that she takes sides with the triple alliance in most matters o
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887638
  • 9781236887634