Japan and the Pacific, and a Japanese View of the Eastern Question

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T. Fisher Unwin, 1890 - Eastern question (Balkan). - 265 pages
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Page 189 - that it is an essential principle of the law of nations that no Power can liberate itself from the engagements of a Treaty, nor modify the stipulations thereof, unless with the consent of the contracting Powers by means of an amicable arrangement*.
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Page 151 - The Black Sea is neutralized ; its Waters and its Ports, thrown open to the Mercantile Marine of every Nation, are formally and in perpetuity interdicted to the Flag of War, either of the Powers possessing its Coasts, or of any other Power, with the exceptions mentioned in Articles XIV and XIX of the present Treaty.
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Page 151 - Majesties engage, each on his part, to respect the independence and the territorial integrity of the •Ottoman Empire ; guarantee in common the strict observance of that •engagement, and will, in consequence, consider any act tending to to violation as a question of general interest.
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