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ABOUT a year ago, the attention of the civilized world was drawn to Tunis, that cor- ner of Africa which, in ancient times, was the pivot on which revolved Mediterranean his- tory. At the beginning of the Tunisian troub- les, little notice was taken of the rumors of the Arab insurrection on the Algerian frontier, or of the intorference of France.
Only those who were acquainted with the vicissitudes of European policy foresaw that the so-called intrusion of the savage Khoomir tribe into French territory would be taken as a pretext for the occupation of the regency of Tunis. Argus-eyed as is the European press, it suc- ceeded in giving the public only scant in- formation regarding the deliberations of the famous Berlin Congress, during which the fate of Tunis was sealed by an incident that was imparted to me by one of its lead- ing members.
France had long been casting covetous eyes upon the little state of Tunis, which nominally was under Turkish rule, but really was independent. It possessed the best, virtually the only, harbors of the northern coast of Africa.
Lying immediately east of Algeria, it was an asylum for Algerian mal- contents and the refuge of insurrectionary tribes. Algeria, since its first occupation by the French, has been a dangerous possession, and even at present it cannot be regarded as thoroughly conquered, especially in the south- ern districts bordering on the desert.
The shortest and most practicable approach to these districts is by the Gulf of Gabes through Tunisian territory. Taking all these things into consideration, it was clear that France could not hold her African possessions in peace and security unless she could have full liberty of movement in Tunis.
There was still another motive for the annexation. The French monarchy had added territory to France and fresh laurels to her army by the conquest of Algeria; the Empire had given her Savoy and Nice; while the newly established Republic began its career by con- senting to the loss of the two best and most fertile provinces of France.
This reproach was an effective weapon in the hands of the monarchical factions. There was only one way to reestablish through the republic the lost prestige of France, and that was by conquest.
Tunis, weak, poor, and misruled by an ignorant prince, and for many years an eye-sore to every Frenchman, was of course first thought of. But Italy and Turkey stood ready to protest.
England and Spain were jealously watching every movement in north Africa, and, besides, France was in doubt as to the intentions of Bismarck. Vallier, the French delegate, hinted the desire of his Government to have a share of t1he spoils, by opposing the dismemberment of Turkey.
One day, while he was express- ing his views to Bismarck in the presence of my informant, the chancellor shrugged his shoulders and said: Why not take Tunis for your share? No one will oppose you.
Vallier with- drew his opposition. A few months later, when I arrived in Tunis, preparations for the French expedition were being carried forward with energy and secrecy.
The representatives of some of the great powers in Tunis had re- ceived instructions not to oppose any meas- ures that the French Resident, M. Roustan, might be pleased to take.
Work was has- tened on the railroad connecting Algiers with the capital of Tunis. So-called consular agents were ap- pointed in the interior towns, and provided with money to prepare the inhabitants for foreign rule, and to reconcile them to it.Summary: If you love live music and think radio is the career for you, this is the perfect stepping stone!
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