Empire of Liberty: The War of the Third Coalition

“You mean the Corsican actually joined the British? I should not be surprised. Afterall the Turks and the Austrians are now old friends. I suppose tomorrow the local dogs will embrace the cats and then we should be on guard for the Second Coming.”  ~ Prussian King Frederick William III, March 18, 1804.   Lede … More Empire of Liberty: The War of the Third Coalition

Empire of Liberty: The Serbian Revolution

Excerpt from Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s “The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, Vol. II”, Harvard University Press, 1934. The Austrians entered the conflict a few weeks too late. By invading, in support of the Sultan, on the day of Serbian independence, they inadvertently placed themselves right in the diplomatic situation they sought to avoid. … More Empire of Liberty: The Serbian Revolution

Empire of Liberty: The Directorie

“A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.” -Napoleon Bonaparte Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation by Earl Henderson). North of Paris, in January of 1795, the revolutionary forces invaded Holland and many Dutchmen joined them in support. The Dutch Republic fell, the stadtholder fled to … More Empire of Liberty: The Directorie

Empire of Liberty: Le Roi Est Mort

“Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; – the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!”  -Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation by Earl Henderson). As the constitution neared completion, the Assembly made drastic changes to make the king a … More Empire of Liberty: Le Roi Est Mort