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New Monthly Magazine (Volume 131) (Paperback) Loot Price: R672 Discovery Miles 6 720
New Monthly Magazine (Volume 131) (Paperback): Thomas Campbell
New Monthly Magazine (Volume 131) (Paperback): Thomas Campbell

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Thomas Campbell

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Excerpt: ... NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE. THE SUBJUGATION OF COCHIN-CHINA* The subjugation of Cochin-China by the French has not attracted the attention in this country which the magnitude of the enterprise, the difficulties overcome, the results arrived at, and the promises held out to the future, entitle it. The great nations of the East have, from physical peculiarities of climate, always grouped themselves along the valleys of their larger rivers. It was so on the Nile and the Euphrates--on the Indus and the Ganges--and it is so from the Irawaddy to the Yang-tse-Kiang. Siam is on one river, Cambojia and Lower Cochin-China on another, and the nomenclature of the latter great stream, as well as the distribution of the various branches--which, with their great tributaries, go to constitute its vast delta, comprising five distinct provinces--have assumed a totally new aspect under the scientific explorations of the French. Never were there countries more abundantly watered than those of which Saigon, My-tho, Bien-hoa, Vinh-Long, and Angiang, constitute the capital cities. This abundant irrigation may not be favourable to health in European constitutions, but it is unquestionably a source of infinite fertility, facilitating at the same time communication, and holding out unbounded promises of wealth in the development of these natural advantages under a firm and enlightened government. The peace of Pekin left a large French force--naval and military-- available in the Eastern seas for any project, and the one that was at once adopted was, in the words of the historian of the expedition, "to aim a blow at Cochin-China which should ensure our dominion over that portion of Asia." Vice-Admiral Charner was appointed to the command of the expeditionary forces with plenipotentiary powers. He could make peace o...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Thomas Campbell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 266
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-87116-7
Barcode: 9781153871167
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-153-87116-5

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