Conquest and Kultur: Aims of the Germans in Their Own Words

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - 160 стор.
 

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Сторінка 115 - Bodies, that in regard to general investigations into local government it is not only the right but also the duty of the...
Сторінка 30 - Because only ia war all the virtues which militarism regards highly are given a chance to unfold, because only in war the truly heroic comes into play, for the realization of which on earth militarism ;.above all concerned; therefore it seems to us who are filled with the spirit of militarism that war is a holy thing, the holiest thing on earth; and this high estimate of war in its turn makes an essential ingredient of the military spirit.
Сторінка 14 - Our next war will be fought for the highest interests of our country and of mankind. This will invest it with importance in the world's history.
Сторінка 99 - About fifteen years from now, my country will start her great war. She will be in Paris in about two months after the commencement of hostilities. Her move on Paris will be but a step to her real object — the crushing of England. Everything will move like, clockwork. We will be prepared and others will not be prepared.
Сторінка 69 - Europe, and yet our existence as a State of the first rank is vitally affected by the question whether we can become a power beyond the seas. If not, there remains the appalling prospect of England and Russia dividing the world between them...
Сторінка 16 - Fatherland (to) which I hope it will be granted, through the harmonious co-operation of princes and peoples, of its armies and its citizens, to become in the future as closely united, as powerful and as authoritative as once the Roman world-empire was, and that, just as in the old times they said 'Civis romanus sum,' hereafter at some time in the future they will say, 'I am a German citizen.
Сторінка 50 - Sea, but to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Hence we intend to absorb one after another all the provinces which neighbor on Prussia. We will successively annex Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Northern Switzerland, then Trieste and Venice, finally Northern France, from the Sambre to the Loire. This program we fearlessly pronounce. It is not the work of a madman. The empire we intend to found will be no utopia. We have ready to hand the means of founding it, and no coalition in the world can stop us.
Сторінка 25 - To compel men to adopt the rightful form of government, to impose Right on them by force, is not only the right, but the sacred duty of every man who has both the insight and the power to do so.
Сторінка 43 - Because the German people nowadays increase at the rate of 800,000 inhabitants a year they need both room and nourishment for the surplus. ... As a world power in the world market we must assert our place and make it secure in order that the younger hands may find room and opportunity for employment.
Сторінка 29 - Bliicher, and all the men of action — the great Emperor, Moltke, Roon, Bismarck — are there as well, but not the old women who would take away our joy in war. When here on earth a battle is won by German arms and the faithful dead ascend to heaven, a Potsdam lance corporal will call the guard to the door, and ' old Fritz,' springing from his golden throne, will give the command to present arms.

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