The Story of Mankind - Chapter 56 through Chapter 59 Summary & Analysis

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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Chapter 56 through Chapter 59 Summary and Analysis

In "National Independence", in Haiti, a fight over independence occurs and Haiti gains freedom. Haiti then helps Simon Bolivar win independence for Venezuela. South America and Mexico win independence as well. Revolts against the Turks occur in Romania, as well as in Greece. France, and England, and Russia attacks the Turkish fleet in 1827 and wins. Belgium declares independence, while Poland loses its battle to Russia. Austria then wins their independence. Italy unites and, following the Crimean was, Sardina is recognized as a power in Europe; Cavour uses this country to begin a war against Austria. The Austrians are defeated. The Prussian army invades Bohemia, and Prussia again holds leadership of Germany. France and Germany soon go to war, where Napoleon III and his army are defeated. The king of Prussia is publicly named emperor of Germany. In...

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