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Hawaiian Kingdom treaties

Faced with the quintessential problem of foreign encroachment of Hawaiian territory, His Hawaiian Majesty King Kamehameha III deemed it prudent and necessary to dispatch a Hawaiian delegation to the United States and then to Europe with the power to settle alleged difficulties with nations, negotiate treaties and to ultimately secure the recognition of Hawaiian Independence by the major powers of the world.

As a result of the recognition of Hawaiian independence, since 1842 the Hawaiian Kingdom entered into treaties with the major nations of the world and had established over ninety legations and consulates in multiple seaports and cities.

  • Austria-Hungary 1875
  • Belgium 1862
  • Denmark 1846
  • France 1846 and 1857
  • Germany 1879
  • Great Britain 1836, 1846 and 1851
  • Italy 1863
  • Japan 1871 and 1886
  • Netherlands 1862
  • Portugal 1882
  • Russia 1869
  • Samoa 1887
  • Spain 1863
  • Swiss Confederation 1864
  • Sweden and Norway 1852
  • United States 1849, 1870, 1875, 1883, 1884

from The Hawaiian Kingdom website


 
 

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