Defeat and Death

Miloš Ković

in Disraeli and the Eastern Question

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199574605
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595134 | DOI:
Defeat and Death

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Disraeli lost the elections of 1880 over the question of Balkan and imperial policies, which Gladstone had turned into the central themes of his Midlothian campaigns. In the final years of his life, he watched as Gladstone challenged his foreign policy achievements. Disraeli sought to convince Bismarck that regarding the question of demarcating the borders of Montenegro and Greece with the Ottoman Empire, support should be given to the Albanians, as a last bastion of defence of the Sultan's power in Europe. He considered his main achievement to have been the destruction of the Three Emperors' League. However, the Sultan himself crushed the Albanian movement, while the Three Emperors' League was renewed shortly after Disraeli's death.

Keywords: Midlothian campaigns; Gladstone; Bismarck; Albanians; Ottoman Empire; Three Emperors' League

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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