chapter  III
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THE POWERS AND THE TREATY SETTLEMENT

THEEXECUTIONoftheprovisionsofthetreatyofBerlincontinuedtoperplexthepowersandtoreactontheirinternational relationsuntilthespringof1881;theproblemhad,however, ceasedtoofferanyrealthreattothepeaceofEuropeafterthe RussianevacuationoftheBalkanpeninsula,andthecarrying outoftheessentialpartsoftheBulgariansettlement,inthe summerof1879·Forsomemonthsafterthistherelationsof thepowersremainedstrained,butduringthewinterof1879Sothefirststepsweretakentowardsageneraldetente,andthis wascompletedwiththeaccessiontoofficeofaGladstonegovernmentinApril188o.Wemaysummarizetheproblemswhich facedthepowersintheNearEastduringthisperiodunderthe followingheads.