Side Lights on the War; For Upper Grades and High Schools

Side Lights on the War; For Upper Grades and High Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...did little to quiet the feeling in spite of the fact that the Reichstag made protest against the acts of the soldiers. Even during this excitement the insulting lieutenant struck a lame shoemaker in the face with his saber, while he was being held fast by other soldiers, and inflicted a severe wound. The whole affair showed that the civil population had no rights against the Prussian military Army officers; that when the people are abused Above Law and their laws broken by the Prussians, the Kaiser and the German government favor the military officers. Thus, this Zabern affair caused a growth of bitterness that was not allayed when the war began. The whole affair proved that Germany was ruled by the war lords instead of by the voice of the people. Notwithstanding the tyranny of the government, Alsace-Lorraine, because of its steel and coal, has become a very important center of the empire. The population has increased by 300,000. Canals have been dug and railways built. The cities have sanitary provisions of the most modern type, and German schools have been established. Many of these advantages, however, would have come to the provinces had they remained in the possession of France. This progress came in great part because Germany's prosperity was based upon the iron and coal mined here. CHAPTER XVI THE SCHEME OF THE BAGDAD RAILWAY By 1890 Germany had become a manufacturing and commercial nation. German trade had begun to penetrate into all quarters of the world. Her population had also increased tremendously. But as she had no foreign possessions suitable for colonization, her surplus population was obliged to migrate to foreign lands, where they in time ceased to be German. The result was that the Fatherland was not building up an more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576322
  • 9781236576323