History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M Dcc Lxxxix to the Restoration of the Bourbons in M Dccc Xv, Volume 1

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 366 pages
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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. 1841 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. STATE OF EUROPE PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR. ARGUMENT. State of Europe at the commencement of the French Revolution--Great excitement universally prevalent from its Success--Military and Naval Strength of Great-Brilain--Its Parties Mr. Pitt and Mr. Fox--Mr. Burke--Sreat division of opinion on the Revolution hetween these Leaders and the Whigs and Tories--State of Austria--Military Resources of the Imperial Dominions-Austrian Netherlands--Destruction of the Barrier Fortresses hy the Emperor Joseph--Military Stateof Prussia--and Russia--lis Army-The Cossacks--Poland-Sweden--Ottoman Dominions-Italy and Piedmont--Spain and Portugal--Holland--SwitzerlandFrance--State of Society in Europe at this Period--Difference hetween Hie Northern and Southern States, in point of Military Courage--Internal State of France when Hostilities Mnmenced--Diplomatic Negotiations of the European Powers, previous to the commencement of the Contest-State and termination of the War in Turkey, and gradual extinction of all other Jealousies and Hostilities--Menacing Language of the French to other StalesTreaty of Mantua-Declaration of Pilnitz--Not acted upon hy the Allies--Revolutionary Party in France resolute on War--Declamations of the Girondists in favour of War--Mutual Recriminations, which lead to Hostilities--Strict Neutrality of Great-Britain--Put an end to hy the Revolulion of l th August-French System of Propagandism-Their Declaration of War against all nations who do not adopt their Principles of Government--Alarm excited in Great-Britain hy these Proceedings Preparations for War in England--England declares "War against France--General Reflections on these Events. "A Revolution in France," says Napoleon," is always, sooner or later, followed by a r...

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