French Attitude towards Supplying Weapons to Serbia in 1862 Cover Image

Став Француске према испоруци оружја Србији 1862. године
French Attitude towards Supplying Weapons to Serbia in 1862

Author(s): Uroš Tatić
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, International relations/trade, Military policy, 19th Century
Published by: Institut za strategijska istraživanja
Keywords: France; Serbia; Romania; Leonel Mumje; Druende Liis; Prince Mihailo; Prince Kuza; weapons supply;

Summary/Abstract: In the events related to the supply of weapon in 1862 France favoured Serbia and Romania. This approach was determined by its policy regarding the Eastern Question, which was still favoured by Emperor Napoleon III. However, the new minister of foreign affairs Drouyn de Lhuys belonged to the faction that was giving priority to other foreign policy issues. The French minister and his government did not want to detach themselves from England and Austria and side only with Russia. This made them willing to made concessions in the negotiations with the representatives of those big powers. The French government wanted Turkey, Austria and England to take a more moderate course, which would allow for an outcome of the dispute that would be favourable to both Principalities.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 21-35
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian