Origins of Modern German Colonialism, 1871-1885 Volume 223-224

Origins of Modern German Colonialism, 1871-1885 Volume 223-224

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...upon to define and delimit the new colonial policy as soon as it was launched and consequently he gave the matter careful attention. He instructed von Kiisserow to draw up a program for colonization, and that official duly presented one to the Chancellor on April 8, 1884. Von Kiisser0w's plan provided for the extension of the same governmental protection to the commercial colonialists as was implied by the Royal Charters of England, but not for the acquisition of territory directly by the state. It left all responsibility to the merchants and involved for the empire " no expense except for warships and consuls." ' On April 28, 1884, Bismarck elaborated von Kiisserow's scheme at a meeting of merchants attended by von Kiisserow, Woermann, Dyes of Bremen, and Liideritz. The Chancellor summed up his opinion as follows: " The German Empire cannot carry on a system. of colonization like France's. It cannot send out warships to conquer overseas lands, that is, it will not take the initiative; but it will protect the German merchant even in the land which he acquires. Germany will do what England has always done, establish Chartered Companies, so that the responsibility entirely rests 'with them." 2 The definition and limitation of Germany's new policy laid down by the Chancellor, in close cooperation with the commercial colonialists, first found public expression when the Chancellor expounded it-in the Budget Commission on Tune 2 3, 1884.' And on June 26, in the Reichstllg, Bismarck skilfully met the objections of Richter that a colonial policy would involve expense and naval power and would precipitate wars, by falling back upon his apparently cautious and un ambitious program more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690317X
  • 9781236903174