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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 59, December 23, 1897 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls by Various
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[Illustration: THE GREAT ROUND

VOL. 1 DECEMBER 23, 1897. NO. 59

=Copyright, 1897, by THE GREAT ROUND WORLD Publishing Company.=

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The troubles in Austria have not been brought to a close by the downfall
of Count Badeni and the appointment of Baron von Gautsch.

Count Badeni was, as you will remember, particularly obnoxious to the
German element in Austria, and many people thought that his dismissal
would restore harmony. Instead, it has given rise to some very serious
rioting in Bohemia.

We explained to you in a former number that Austro-Hungary is composed
of a number of states and provinces.

The leading races in this much-disturbed country are the Germans, the
Slavs, and the Magyars.

The Germans number about ten and a half millions; the Slavs, who
comprise about nine distinct races, about twenty millions; and the
Magyars about seven and a half millions.

The most important of the Slavs are the Czechs, or Bohemians, who number
about five and a half of the total twenty millions.
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