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The Origins of War PreventionThe British Peace Movement and International Relations 1730-1854$
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Martin Ceadel

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198226741

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226741.001.0001

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From Kossuth to the Crimea: Setbacks yet Entrenchment, October 1851–March 1854

From Kossuth to the Crimea: Setbacks yet Entrenchment, October 1851–March 1854

(p.470) 11 From Kossuth to the Crimea: Setbacks yet Entrenchment, October 1851–March 1854
The Origins of War Prevention

Martin Ceadel

Oxford University Press

After three and a half decades of continuous and accelerating progress, peace thinking faced four setbacks from the autumn of 1851 onwards, caused by both domestic and international factors. The first was Kossuth’s tour of Britain in October and November 1851, which produced an intense disagreement between Cobden and the peace society over the extent to which it was possible to back the Hungarian nationalist leader without compromising the doctrine of non-intervention. The second was Louis Napoleon’s coup d’état of 2 December 1851, which was followed by an invasion scare, the fall of Russell’s government, and eventual passing by his Conservative Successor of a Militia Act. The third was Napoleon’s seemingly ominous adoption of the title Emperor Napoleon III in December 1852, which renewed the defence panic. The fourth was the deterioration of the Eastern Question, which dimmed prospects for a second national peace conference at Edinburgh on 12—13 October 1853 and led the following March to Britain’s involvement in the Crimean War.

Keywords:   British peace movement, Kossuth, Napoleon, Crimean War

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