H-Diplo Roundtable XXI-30 on Haynes. Our Friends the Enemies. The Occupation of France after Napoleon
Roundtable Editors: Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse | Production Editor: George Fujii
- Introduction by Katherine B. Aaslestad, West Virginia University.. 2
- Review by Ido de Haan, Utrecht University.. 6
- Review by Edward J. Kolla, Georgetown University.. 11
- Review by R.S. Alexander, University of Victoria.. 15
- Response by Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.. 19
A conqueror who has taken up arms, not only against the sovereign, but against the nation herself, and whose intention it was to subdue a fierce and savage people, and once for all to reduce an obstinate enemy,— such a conqueror may with justice lay burthens on the conquered nation, both as a compensation for the expenses of the war, and as a punishment.
In my opinion, then, we ought to continue to keep our great object, the genuine peace and tranquility of the world, in our view, and shape our arrangement so as to provide for it…With this view I prefer the temporary occupation of some of the strong places, and to maintain for a time a strong force in France, both at the expense of the French Government, and under strict regulation, to the permanent cession of even all the places which in my opinion ought to be occupied for a time. These measures will not only give us, during the period of occupation, all the military security which could be expected from the permanent cession, but, if carried into execution in the spirit in which they are conceived, they are in themselves the bond of peace.