The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 25, April 29, 1897 by Various


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Title: The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 25, April 29, 1897
A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

Author: Various

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[Illustration: THE GREAT ROUND

VOL. 1 APRIL 29, 1897. NO. 25

The troubles between Greece and Turkey are still unsettled, and though the
war clouds look lower and more threatening, the storm has not as yet

Several matters have, however, been made clearer to us.

The first and most important is that there is no such thing as a Concert
of the Powers.

It has been hinted for some time past that the Powers were not agreed as
to the course they should take with Greece, but it is now openly known
that there is no prospect of their agreeing at all.

This was found out when Greece refused to obey the Ultimatum of the Powers
and withdraw her troops from Crete. The Powers threatened to blockade the
Pir´┐Żus and the ports of Greece. The reply of Greece was to charter every
possible ship, and send men and arms to the frontier, and to tell the
Powers that she would declare war on Turkey the moment her ports were

Then the world waited to see what the Powers would do. But the Powers
did nothing. There was no blockade of Greece, and according to the
latest accounts there is no chance of one for the present.

It gradually came out that the Powers had had a serious
disagreement--England, France, and Italy standing out against the
proposed forcing of obedience from Greece.

It was even said that the Admiral of the Italian Fleet had asked to be
exchanged from duty in Crete, because by reason of his having served
longer in the navy than any other officer of the various fleets, he had
been made Admiral of the Allied Fleets, and it was his duty to give the
orders for any action that was taken against the Cretans or Greeks. He
liked his work so little that he asked his Government to recall him, and
send some one else in his place.

It would seem that the trouble with the Powers is that they cannot all
be brought to see that the Turkish Empire is really in such a state of
decay that nothing can keep it from falling to pieces.

Germany, Russia, and Austria believe that the Empire is still strong,
and can be held together by the powerful arm of Europe. To do this they
are willing to crush and sacrifice noble little Greece.

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