Britain and Foreign Affairs 1815-1885: Europe and Overseas by John Lowe

By John Lowe

This pamphlet examines British overseas coverage from Castlereagh to Disraeli. targeting Britain's family members with different ecu and non-European powers comparable to the USA, Afghanistan, South Africa and Egypt, this pamphlet examines the jobs of Canning, Palmerston, and Gladstone among others. the writer discusses British attitudes to empire, and analyses socio-economic, army and political elements as they inspired international affairs.

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Other issues that were discussed but not resolved included the Spanish colonies and Russian intrigues at Madrid. The second congress which met at Troppau in October 1820, was summoned in response to the political discontent that became widespread in the smaller states in the years 1819–20. This unrest had a significant effect on the alignments of the great powers. It gravely weakened the Austro-British front because of the divergence of views publicly expressed by Metternich and Castlereagh towards the unrest, at least in Italy.

And oratorical skills won support for his policies in the House of Commons. They also made a strong impact on the press and public opinion in the country, as well as impressing liberals abroad (23, 35). Not that Canning’s success can be ascribed solely to his ability to present his policies in terms which his audience would readily understand and approve. His views were soundly based on a mastery of detail and he possessed a breadth of vision and a quickness of intellect equalled by few of his rivals or successors.

The Neapolitan revolt was duly suppressed by Austrian troops in March 1821, with the blessing of the tsar, who reacted to the news of a rising in Piedmont by offering 100,000 men to put it down and by warning France against intervention. By the spring of 1821, Metternich had good reason to be satisfied with his handling of the Congress. Almost the whole of Italy was now under Austrian military surveillance. Tsar Alexander had virtually abandoned any support for Liberalism and France had failed to play the Bourbon card over Naples effectively.

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