Syllabus on International Relations

By Parker Thomas Moon; Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) | Go to book overview
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a. Antagonism between Russian and Austro-German intrigues in Balkans, especially in Bulgaria.
b. Revelation of Austro-German separate treaty to Russian ambassador by Bismarck in 1887.
c. Russian need of money for railway construction, armaments and industry--flotation of Russian loans in Paris, beginning 1887.
d. Tariff and other economic difficulties between Russia and Germany.
e. Mutual rivalry with England.
4. Lapse of the "Reinsurance Treaty" in 1890.

B. EXCHANGES OF PUBLIC VISITS AND OTHER DIPLOMATIC AMENITIES
BETWEEN FRANCE AND RUSSIA IN 1890's.

C. THE ALLIANCE.
1. Secret entente, signed in 1892.
2. Secret military convention, drafted in 1892 and signed 1894.
a. Russian pledge to aid if France should be attacked by Germany or by Italy and Germany.
b. French pledge to aid if Russia should be attacked by Germany or by Austria supported by Germany.
c. Modification in 1899.

D. EFFECT OF DUAL ALLIANCE.
1. End of French isolation and German supremacy.
2. Balance of Power between Dual and Triple Alliances.
3. Increased insecurity of England, as well as of Germany.
4. In later years, encouragement of French imperialism in Africa and of Russian ambitions in Balkans.

E. SUPPLEMENTARY NAVAL AGREEMENT (below, XIX).

V. IMPERIALIST RIVALRIES AND BRITISH ISOLATION
References :-- * Gooch, chs. vi-ix. * Seymour, ch. vi. * Marriott, chs. vii-viii. Ward and Gooch, III, 187-285. Debidour, I, chs. viii-x. Korff, ch. ii. Lemonon, ch. ii, pts. iii, iv. Friedjung, I, chs. vi-ix, xi-xiv. Brandenburg, chs. iv-vii. B. Schmitt, England and Germany. Eckardstein, Ten Years at the Court of St. James. Die Grosse Politik, VIII, ch. 51.
A. TRADITIONAL "SPLENDID ISOLATION" AND "BALANCE OF POWER" POLICIES OF ENGLAND.

B. ANGLO-FRENCH IMPERIALIST RIVALRY IN THE 1880's AND 90's.
1. In western Africa (compare Part 3, V).
2. The Egyptian question (compare Part 3, VIII-G).
3. The Fashoda incident as the culmination of rivalry in Sudan and Abyssinia (compare Part 3, VII).
4. In Burma and Siam (compare Part 3, XI-C, D).
5. Newfoundland fisheries and other minor disputes.
6. Intensification of Anglo-French antagonism.

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