The Confederation of Europe: A Study of the European Alliance, 1813-1823, as an Experiment in the International Organization of Peace

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1914 - 315 páginas
 

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Página 224 - States which have undergone a change of Government due to revolution, the results of which threaten other states, ipso facto cease to be members of the European Alliance, and remain excluded from it until their situation gives guarantees for legal order and stability.
Página 304 - Majesties consequently recommend to their people, with the most tender solicitude, as the sole means of enjoying that Peace which arises from a good conscience, and which alone is durable, to strengthen themselves every day more and more in the principles and exercise of the duties which the Divine Saviour has taught to mankind.
Página 288 - Spain to be hopeless. 2. We conceive the question of the recognition of them as independent states to be one of time and circumstances.
Página 195 - Vergennes used to hate us — and so things are getting back to a wholesome state again. Every nation for itself, and God for us all. Only bid your Emperor be quiet, for the time for Areopagus, and the like of that, is gone by.
Página 182 - The benign principles of the alliance of the 26th of September 1815,' he wrote, ' may be considered as constituting the European system in matter of political conscience. It would, however, be derogatory to this solemn act of the sovereigns to mix its discussion with the ordinary diplomatic obligations, which bind state to state, and which are to be looked for alone in the treaties which have been concluded in the accustomed form.
Página 303 - States, and in their political relations with every other Government, to take for their sole guide the precepts of that Holy Religion, namely, the precepts of Justice, Christian Charity and Peace, which, far from being applicable only to private concerns must have an immediate influence upon the counsels of Princes, and guide all their steps, as being the only means of consolidating human institutions and remedying their imperfections.
Página 157 - To facilitate and to secure the execution of the present Treaty, and to consolidate the connections which at the present moment so closely unite the four Sovereigns for the happiness of the world, the High Contracting Parties have agreed to renew their meetings at fixed periods, either under the immediate auspices of the Sovereigns themselves, or by their respective Ministers, for the purpose of consulting upon their common interests, and for the consideration of the measures which at each of...
Página 189 - The convention of the 9th of October, which definitively regulated the execution of the engagements agreed to in the treaty of peace of November, 20, 1815, is considered by the Sovereigns who concurred therein, as the accomplishment of the work of peace, and as the completion of the political system destined to ensure its solidity. " The intimate union established among the Monarchs, who are joint parties to this system, by their own principles, no less than by the interests of their people, offers...
Página 303 - Holy and Indivisible Trinity Their Majesties, the emperor of Austria, the king of Prussia, and the emperor of Russia...
Página 3 - Notwithstanding, for the more public part of government, which is Laws, I think good to note only one deficience ; which is, that all those which have written of laws, have written either as philosophers or as lawyers, and none as statesmen. As for the philosophers, they make imaginary laws for imaginary commonwealths ; and their discourses are as the stars, which give little light because they are so high.

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