Soviet Russia Pictorial Volume 6

Soviet Russia Pictorial Volume 6

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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: ...hands of France, while most of the coal is in the hands of Germany. The first condition for a restoration of European economic life is a combination of the French ore with the German coal, but this union, so necessary for economic development, would be fatal to English capitalism. All of London's efforts are therefore directed at preventing either an offensive or a peaceful combination of French ores with the German coal. For the present France has accepted the compromise, if only for the reason that it is unable, owing to its disorganized production apparatus, to digest all the coal that Germany is now delivering in compulsory consignments. But this does not mean a final solution of the question of the Ruhr district. The first failure on the part of Germany to meet its obligations will again render acute the question of the fate of the Ruhr region. The increase of France's European influence, and also of its international influence, will not be determined by the added strength of France, but by the obvious and increasing weakening of England. Great Britain has defeated Germany. This was the question to be answered by the last war. And the war was in reality not a world war, but a European war, even though the struggle between the two most powerful states--Englnd and Germany--was fought out with the participation and assistance of all the rest of the world. Germany was defeated by England, but England is now considerably weaker in the world market and in the world hegemony than it was before the war. The United States has grown more at the expense of England than England has grown at the expense of Germany. America is defeating England particularly through the more rational and progressive character of its industry. The productivity of...
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865421
  • 9781236865427