Conciliation with Italy would expose the pope and his Italian entourage to suspicion of being unduly subject to Italian political influence of being, in a word, more Italian than Catholic. Such a suspicion would inevitably lead to a movement in favor of the internationalization of the curia and of the papacy.
Another result was the internationalization of the railways and the port of Alexandria.
The only case in Europe in which this internationalization of rivers has been maintained is that of the Danube.
Difficulties arose over the continuation of the railway to Adis Ababa and beyond, and the proposed internationalization of the line.