Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Made some changes to pages

Like Louis XIV and the Low Countries, I too must engage in rationalizing my domains. In this case I have reduced the number of pages for this blog, and combined the resources. Now everything is links to my google drive, and my hope is that this makes it easier for people to access my resources.  If their is any problem just leave a comment and I will look into it.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Thank you for the list of almost/potential conflicts during the 19th Century--several were new to me. Another that could be added to the list is a near-conflict between Denmark and the U.S. (!!!) in the late 1850's, over monies being charged by Denmark against foreign merchant ships (specifically American ships) entering and leaving the Baltic Sea. Exactly what the U.S. thought it was going to do to Denmark is an interesting question, given the extreme distance between the two countries; probably the U.S. would have seized whatever Danish possessions that remained in the Western hemisphere as barter. As it happened, things were resolved peacefully.

The idea that the U.S. might have gone to war with a foreign country shortly before the secession crisis is fascinating--Southern treason had not yet reared its head. Would Robert Lee and his southern compatriots been given command of any expeditionary endeavors?

Unfortunately, I cannot locate the documents I thought I had saved regarding the matter. They included some diplomatic communications, as well as some references in local newspapers at the time, but several google searches turned up nothing.
So, my apologies for that--if I do locate the material, I will pass it on.

Best regards,

Chris Johnson