Two 1720 schemes about new inland connections between Europe and East Asia

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July 13, 2018

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Stefano Condorelli, « Two 1720 schemes about new inland connections between Europe and East Asia », Notes on research, ID : 10670/1.7t1y8b


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Among the multitude of undertakings projected in 1720, two schemes stand out for their grandiose ambition: creating, inland, a new and quicker connection between Europe and East Asia. However, besides their similar objective, the two undertakings were entirely different. The first scheme was projected and forcefully implemented by Peter the Great. According to contemporary reports (diplomatic correspondence, newspapers), the tsar wanted to create a direct connection between St. Petersburg an...

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