Studies in European Politics Volume 1

Studies in European Politics Volume 1

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... of Austria by the follies, crimes, and neglects of many generations, are so great, that we ought to judge particular acts, if they continue as now to be clearly animated by honest intentions, with the greatest forbearance, and give much weight to what such writers as Mr. Paton and Mr. Boner have to say about the doings of Austrian employes, even at the worst and most painful moments of recent years. We hope that if the questions which at present agitate the empire can be in any way tolerably arranged, the next few years will be run COMMERCIAL TREATY. 191 given, as much as possible, to material improvement Much, even since we first saw Hungary, nineteen years ago, has been done for the improvement of that magnificent country; but millions of capital must still be expended before her resources are even half developed; and we cannot help thinking that Mr. Boner is right in pointing to Transylvania as a very profitable field for English enterprise. A most wise beginning has been made by the present ministers of Austria in the commercial treaty with England--a measure which, as has been truly said, marks a turningpoint, not only in the policy of their country, but in that of ours; in the policy of their country, because they give up the prohibitive system in which they have so long delighted; in that of ours, because, far more decidedly than in the French treaty, we come forward as the assertors of the principle that for a nation to refuse to exchange with us those commodities which can be exchanged with mutual advantage by both nations, is an unfriendly, semi-hostile act, and because we give it distinctly to be understood, that far from thinking it necessary to buy " concessions" by " concessions" on our part, we more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535618
  • 9781236535610