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Identifier: storyofmapofeuro00bn
Title: The story of the map of Europe, its making and its changing
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Bénézet, Louis Paul, 1878- [from old catalog]
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918
Publisher: Chicago, New York, Scott, Foresman and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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ians and Russians.— Talleyrand the subtle.—Carving a new map.— The people are ignored.— Sowing theseeds of trouble.^ Unhappy Poland.— Divided Italy.—Revolts of the people.— The outbreaks of 1848. And now the kings and princes, with their ministers of state and diplomats, met at Vienna to decide what should be the map of Europe. In past years, there had been a great deal of suspicion and jealousy among these monarchs. Hardly five years had gone by without finding two of them flying at each others throats in some unjust war or other. Only their great fear of uprisings similar to the French Revolution had driven them to act together in crushing the French RepubHc, and the empire voted by the people, which had followed it. This famous J^^ CongressCongress of Vienna, which took place in of Vienna 1815, is a fair example of the way in which European lands have been cut up and parceled out to various monarchs without any regard for the wishes of the people. 127 128 The Story of

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The Map of Europe 129 Russia and Prussia, proud of the part thattheir migfity armies had had in crushing Napo-leon, were arrogantly intending to divide themap of Europe as suited them, and it was onlyby a great deal of diplomacy that they werebeaten. (The game of diplomacy is frequentlya polite name for some very cunning deception, at workinvolving lying and cheating, in which kings andtheir ministers take part.) The Austrians wereafraid of the Russian-Prussian combination,and they induced England to side with them.England did not love Austria, but fearedthe other two powers. The Enghsh minister,Lord Castlereagh, finally persuaded the Aus-trians, Prussians, and Russians, to allow theFrench diplomat, Talleyrand, to take part intheir final meetings. Now Talleyrand was probably the most slippery and tricky diplomat ^^^ master of all Europe. He had grown to power during diplomatthe troublous days of the latter part of theFrench Revolution, and had guessed whichparty would remain in power

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