Germany's Vanishing Colonies

Germany's Vanishing Colonies

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"[...]German Empire, and in his hands the fortunes of the House of Hohenzollern prospered, as he set himself to his fixed and single-minded purpose-that was, to elevate Prussia to the foremost place amongst the continental Powers. Bismarck's policy was directed towards extension, but it was extension of Prussia (or Germany) in Europe and the consolidation of the portions added to the German Empire. In 1871 he declared "Germany does not want Colonies." He refused to embark upon dazzling adventures in which the risk stirred the imagination, and when an agitation arose in favour of making Germany a sea Power, he confronted it with the words of Frederick the Great: "All far-off acquisitions are a burden to the State." This view he held until the last decade of his career. Bismarck looked forward, however, to the germanisation of the Low[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507557604
  • 9781507557600