Asiatic countries it would be true to say that demarcation has never taken place except under European pressure and by the intervention of European agents. Frontiers - Page 49by George Nathaniel Curzon Marquis of Curzon - 1907 - 58 pagesFull view
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Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston - 1908 - 58 pages
...unmateriali/ed and unknown, it has lurked ever since, both Persia and still more Turkey finding in theso unsettled conditions an opportunity for improving...inadequacy till recent times of proper arrangements for calling them into being. The earliest instance of a Frontier Commission that I have come across...