Empire of Liberty: All Roads Lead To (Eastern) Rome

Excerpt from Dr. Mark Gonzalez’ “The Great Transition of Europe”, University of Chicago Press, 1921 On the orders of Napoleon, detachments under the command of General Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte pushed into Macedonia by following the Strymónas River valley, putting pressure on Thessalonica and forcing Muhammed Ali to split his forces. The panicked Turkish governor of … More Empire of Liberty: All Roads Lead To (Eastern) Rome

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