Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, 1904-1905, Vol. 36 (Classic Reprint)

Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, 1904-1905, Vol. 36 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, 1904-1905, Vol. 36 The main facts on which the judgment must be based can be put briefly. First, Rhodesia. What does it mean? A country six times the size of the United Kingdom - one quarter the size of the United States, brought under the flag by his individual initia tive at a time when the people and the responsible Government of this country shrank from undertaking the task. Look at the map of Africa observe the way in which this vast territory lies in relation to the possessions of other States, some hostile to us and eager to anticipate us in gaining a footing there; notice how it gives, through its central position, a command of the whole of South Africa, and how it drives a wedge into the heart of a barbarism as old as the continent itself. The merest glance at the map makes it clear that the history of the world would have been greatly changed (and, may we be excused for believing, changed for the worse had not Mr. Rhodes been present in South Africa to save this vast region for civilisation and the Empire. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 630 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 32mm | 830g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243106831
  • 9780243106837