The German Empire of Central Africa: As the Basis of a New German World Policy (Classic Reprint)

The German Empire of Central Africa: As the Basis of a New German World Policy (Classic Reprint)
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The Moderates, no less than the pan-germans, desire that Germany should be able to show her position strengthened after the war. There are two sub-varieties of Moderate opinion with regard to the direction in which Germany is to gain. One is the M ittel – Euro pa school. This lays the emphasis upon a closer union, political, military and economic, between the German Empire and its Allies austria-hungary, Bulgaria ‘and Turkey – in such wise that there is a continuous belt Of German power from Hamburg to the Persian Gulf, a great central-european realm capable of defying the world. This scheme could be realized with practically no annexation. The other sub-variety sees Germany’s future greatness secured by a great Empire in tropical Africa, in Mittel – Afrika, extending right across the Continent from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. This in volves considerable annexations, but annexations in Africa, not Europe. Very often the two schemes – mittel-europa and Mittel – Afrika – are held both together. But commonly even those who hold both ideas lay greater stress on one than on the other.

It may be questioned whether any strong spontaneous interest is felt by the German masses in the lost oversea colonies. We find, for example, the champions of the Colonial Idea occasionally complain of wide-spread popular indifference, though they note with satisfaction that the war has turned the great mass Of the working-classes, who had hitherto been indifferent to the Colonial movement, or even averse from it, into its most convinced friends (dr. Solf, Secretary of State for the Colonies, quoted in the Kreuz Zeitung for January 9, But if gain is not to be had in other directions, then the gain of colonial territory acquires value as a salve to national pride, which would be wounded, if the war ended in loss all round. It is perhaps for this reason that Of late the idea of the African Empire has seemed to be in the ascendant.

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The German Empire of Central Africa: As the Basis of a New German World Policy (Classic Reprint)

The German Empire of Central Africa: As the Basis of a New German World Policy (Classic Reprint)
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The Moderates, no less than the pan-germans, desire that Germany should be able to show her position strengthened after the war. There are two sub-varieties of Moderate opinion with regard to the direction in which Germany is to gain. One is the M ittel – Euro pa school. This lays the emphasis upon a closer union, political, military and economic, between the German Empire and its Allies austria-hungary, Bulgaria ‘and Turkey – in such wise that there is a continuous belt Of German power from Hamburg to the Persian Gulf, a great central-european realm capable of defying the world. This scheme could be realized with practically no annexation. The other sub-variety sees Germany’s future greatness secured by a great Empire in tropical Africa, in Mittel – Afrika, extending right across the Continent from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. This in volves considerable annexations, but annexations in Africa, not Europe. Very often the two schemes – mittel-europa and Mittel – Afrika – are held both together. But commonly even those who hold both ideas lay greater stress on one than on the other.

It may be questioned whether any strong spontaneous interest is felt by the German masses in the lost oversea colonies. We find, for example, the champions of the Colonial Idea occasionally complain of wide-spread popular indifference, though they note with satisfaction that the war has turned the great mass Of the working-classes, who had hitherto been indifferent to the Colonial movement, or even averse from it, into its most convinced friends (dr. Solf, Secretary of State for the Colonies, quoted in the Kreuz Zeitung for January 9, But if gain is not to be had in other directions, then the gain of colonial territory acquires value as a salve to national pride, which would be wounded, if the war ended in loss all round. It is perhaps for this reason that Of late the idea of the African Empire has seemed to be in the ascendant.

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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.
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Wanderings in West Africa, Vol. 2 of 2: From Liverpool to Fernando Po (Classic Reprint)

Wanderings in West Africa, Vol. 2 of 2: From Liverpool to Fernando Po (Classic Reprint)
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These favourable circumstances, made known by Dr. James Hall, then Governor at Cape Palmas, and Rev. Dr. Wilson, who accompanied him on his expedition to purchase land for the colony, determined the Foreign Committee of the Protestant Episcopal Church to commence their missionary work at Cape Palmas.

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Zulus at War: The History, Rise, and Fall of the Tribe That Washed Its Spears

Zulus at War: The History, Rise, and Fall of the Tribe That Washed Its Spears
Compelling account of the history of the Zulu nation containing much previously unpublished material. An original addition to this popular subject area. Told from the Zulu perspective as opposed to the usually British approach. The author is a leading authority on the Zulu War.
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The Story of Egypt: History

The Story of Egypt: History

The story of the world’s greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt – charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to.

Joann Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations, from Egypt’s oldest art to the beginnings of mummification almost two thousand years earlier than previously believed. She also looks at the women who became pharaohs on at least 10 occasions, and the evidence that the Egyptians built the first Suez Canal, circumnavigated Africa and won victories at the original Olympic games. From Ramses II’s penchant for dying his greying hair to how we know Montuhotep’s wife bit her nails and the farmer Baki liked eating in bed, Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

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