The Nineteenth Century and After Volume 59

The Nineteenth Century and After Volume 59

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Cobden's brilliant ideas has been that Free Trade has depopulated the country districts and ruined our agriculture, and that it has driven 10,000,000 British workers andiseveral thousand millions of our national capital out of Great Britain into Protectionist countries. Consequently all Protectionist countries are enthusiastic supporters of Free Trade--in Great Britain. Now let us look into the foundations of Germany's policy. Reliance on force has always been a characteristic of the German race. M acht gebt 001' Recht, Might is better than right; Eine Hand roll Gewalt iat besser als ein Sack voll Recht, A handful of might is better than a sackful of right, are proverbs which are in current use in Germany, for they have a strong historical foundation. Two hundred years ago the Hohenzollerns ruled over 2,000,000 people, Berlin was a village of 10,000 inhabitants, and Prussia occupied a position in the world not dissimilar to that held at present by Servia or Roumania. Today William the Second rules over 60,000,000 people, and Prusso-Germany has in wealth and strength become the foremost Power on the Continent. How has that marvellous growth from insigniffcance to greatness, which is unprecedented in the history of nations, been effected? The cause of Prussia's marvellous growth can be summed up in one single word which, it is worth noting, exists only in the German language. It can be summed up in the word ' Machtpolz'tik, ' which, translated into English, means ' the policy of force.' ' M ashtpolilik ' is a word which is consequently on the lips of every German who discusses foreign policy, and no wonder, for Prusso-Germany has put all her trust in the policy of force, which is more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834895
  • 9781236834898