Washington—1'While the boun
daries of Europe today are tremb
ling in the balance of war,'' says a
statement issued here by the Na
tional Geographic society, "it is
interesting the Europe of April 1
1815 with the Europe of April 1,
1915. Then Europe was just as it
is now. Then one great nation
was standing off a host of Allies
just as today the brunt of the pres
ent war falls on one great power
against a field of Allies. The
same five great European nations
that are at war now were fighting
then. Only, the lineup was differ
"Then, it was Europe—Great
Britian, Prussia, Austria and Rus
sia,—against France and Napoleon.
Then, as now, the vast armies of
the Allies were making ready for a
spring campaign of invasions, and
much as is the case today, the
fields within present Belgium were
first choice for a war theater.
Moreover, a century of politics and
diplomacy have made little change
in the questions about which wars
are waged in Europe, One im
portant difference was that the
Europe of April 1, 1815, had about
progressed, through a score of
years of trouble to a state of dis
satisfied, peaceful exhaustion.
"Napoleon made his Waterloo
campaign in the spring of 1815,
and, by July 18 it had been decided
in the favor of the Allies. During
the great emperor's banishment to
Elba, the powers that had brought
about his abdication and in whose
hands the settlement of Europe's
troubles lay, placed the work of re
organizing boundaries, the remak
ing of the map, before a congress,
which was called at Vienna in
September, 1814. The efforts of
this congress became an indefinite
series of moves for impossible bar
gains, and its deliberations had al
most resulted in war among the
bargainers, when Napoleon re
turned from Elba, and began his
march on Paris, March 1 1815.
Thus stimulated, the congress hast
ened with its task, and by June 9,
embodying the treaties
of Vienna was signed.
"The map of Europe on April 1,
1815, then, was as indeterminate a
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EUROPE 100 YEARS AGO
thing as is that map today. France
had been crowded back within the
borders of Roman Gaul. Her
boundaries were the Pyrennes in
the south, Piedmont, Savoy,
Switzerland and Badon, on the
west, and Netherlands and Prussia
on the northeast. It was the France
[Of Louis XV, the France of before
the revolution: and it had lost the
Netherlands, a great section of
central Germany, and a strip of
costal Germany, which Napoleon
had included in the empire. But,
on April 1, the Little Corporal was
planning to defeat the armies of
England, Prussia, Russia and
Austria in detail, and to reestablish
his imperial France.
"While the congress in Vienna
had not reached final action in its
work, the boundaries of the new
German confederation had practi
cally been decided. The new con
federation included all of German
Europe, with the exclusion of the
Netherlands and Denmark. Aus
tria was given the presidency of
the federal diet. Tne former grand
duchv of Warsaw was made a con
stitutional kingdom under the
Russian crown, and the congress
confirmed Russia's possession of
Finland: which it had conquered
from Sweden in 1808. Swedish
Pomerania was ceded to Prussia,
The modern German empire, with
the exclusion of Austria and the'
addition of the province Schleswig,
German Poland, and Alsace-Lor-
J. L. Minder, Sisseton.
raine, is defined by the boundaries !?e°.rySisseton.
placed by the Vienna congress to
the German confederation.
"Thus the tentative re-arrange
ment of a post-Napolean Europe
stood through April, while the
emperor of the French was fever
ishly engaged in raising and equip
ping armies with which to meet
his enveloping enemies' It was
only by his remarkable enterprise
that he was able to get together an
centrated in Belgium. Napoleon
began his final stategic moves on
"Since the overthrow of Napo
leon and the work of the congress
of Vienna, tne changes in Europe
have been those making toward
the unification of like peoples, thus
the two great changes were the
establishment of the German em
pire and of the kingdom of Italy.
Italy was formed by the congress
of Vienna as a crazy quilt of small
states, largely under the domin
ance of Austria. France found her
self within her historic boundaries,
with the excitable unquiet of demo
cratic leaven. Russia emerged as
an equal member of the European
concern of powers, and Great Bri
tain began her career as the undis
puted mistress of the seas.
"Turkey, having kept her hand
out of the international pie, got
through with a whole hide, al
though Russia sought to have the
Turkish question brought before
the congress. Holland was con
firmed in the possession of Belgium
and Sweden was compensated for
her loss of Finland by having
Norway given to her. Denmark
I lost the continental end of her ter
ritory to the Germans."
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Hardware Men Help Cleanup Plans.
Chairman .1. B. Moffatt, of the
Civic and Commerce association
"clean up" committee reported
at a noon meeting today that was
attended by City Attorney Chas.
D. Gould and Health Commis
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buted to the fund to carry on the
J. L. Lynch, Jacob Stone, .1. F.
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Secretary O. H. Roberts of the
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call at all homes on their beats
where yards need cleaning and
and will leave notification cards.
Later they will call again and
will report finally to the commit
tee- Mr. Gould today read sev
eral ordinances that make clean
up work compulsory and that re
late as well to vacant property
and the owners thereof.
Sisseton, Fri., May 14
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