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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 25, April 29, 1897 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls by Various
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[Illustration: THE GREAT ROUND

VOL. 1 APRIL 29, 1897. NO. 25

The troubles between Greece and Turkey are still unsettled, and though the
war clouds look lower and more threatening, the storm has not as yet

Several matters have, however, been made clearer to us.

The first and most important is that there is no such thing as a Concert
of the Powers.

It has been hinted for some time past that the Powers were not agreed as
to the course they should take with Greece, but it is now openly known
that there is no prospect of their agreeing at all.

This was found out when Greece refused to obey the Ultimatum of the Powers
and withdraw her troops from Crete. The Powers threatened to blockade the
Piræus and the ports of Greece. The reply of Greece was to charter every
possible ship, and send men and arms to the frontier, and to tell the
Powers that she would declare war on Turkey the moment her ports were

Then the world waited to see what the Powers would do. But the Powers
did nothing. There was no blockade of Greece, and according to the
latest accounts there is no chance of one for the present.
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