This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...are so well prepared inMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...are so well prepared in America that it is impossible to imagine how any other form of State could exist there. Once again we have to recognize that history cannot j sum up the value of Democracy by emphasizing that it pursues an unattainable goal.
The Florentine Democracy of the Qnijue__Cente--rendered unforgettable service to mankind, and in the economic sphere at all events America stands unsurpassed to-day. STATE CONFEDERATIONS AND FEDERATED STATES j /since the qualities of Power, Unity, and SoveI /reignty compose the essence of the State, it is I evident that all associations of States are artificial j productions, because they limit the sovereignty of the individual State in one way or another, and for this reason history does not record very many of them.
I need only refer briefly in this lecture to the peculiar associations of different States under one Head, which go by the name of Personal Union and Real Union. The former are usually defined as States whose bond of union s represented by an individual, and who have nothing in common but their ruler and their foe. This definition, however, does not cover every case. The union may be as firm as that which once subsisted between Austria and the Crown of Stephen, or it may be as loose as the bond between England and Hanover, in which Hanover concluded her independent treaties, and the law did not even provide that the enemy of the one should be the enemy also of the other.
No doubt England did invariably draw Hanover into her own colonial wars, because she found the PERSONAL UNION 881 Hanoverian forces such a priceless treasure for her military power. The association between Prussia and Neufchatel affords us, side by side with thisJan insignificant only common bond was in fact the...