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98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds

The purpose of this present book is to show that the German invasion was not limited to the United States, that the Boche insidious conspiracies are and were always built up in all the countries of the earth; that in these conspiracies a constant use is made of the internal strifes about purely domestic affairs in order to prepare the ways of German military aggressions.

Tipo de documento: Libro - Book

Palabras clave: Boche conspiracies, Panama Canal, Canal de Panamá, Historia de Colombia, Siglo XX, Historia política

Temática: 9 Geografía e Historia - History and geography 98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds





Fuente: http://www.bdigital.unal.edu.co


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CHAPTER III Panama and the influence of America IT WAS Americas magnificent industrial power that broke the ring closed by Germany and helped France and Great Britain out of their almost desperate situation. Long before America drew her sword she had cooperated with t.he Allies in providing them with the most essential elements of the actual war: powder and explosives.
This explains the desperate efforts made by Germany to induce America to cease supplying war material to the Allies. Had Germany obtained that apparently natural and simple proof of absolute neutrality the war would have ended by the utter defeat of France, Great Britain, and Russia, before the end of 191.4. It is practically certain that if the United States had adopted the principle of a neutrality entailing the non-delivery of war material, Chili would have followed.
The only source of oxidized nitrogen would have been cut off, thus making impossible lM The Great Adventure of Panama 25 the manufacture of any powder and of any explosive by the opponents of German tyranny. Why did America reject this request, presented as it was under such plausible colours and sustained by such a seductive argument? -Why,- said the Boche spokesmen in the United States, -you have declared your intention of being sincerely neutral, yet, actually, you break that theoretical neutrality. You are furnishing implements of war to the combatants engaged on one side of the great contest, while those on the other side cannot receive anything! Is that neutrality? Certainly not!- PANAMAS INFLUENCE ON A1.IERICAN NEUTRALITY This plausible argument would certainly have won over public opinion in .the United States had it remained in 1914 what it had been during the last third of the nineteenth century.
It appealed to the American sense of justice and fair play.
It denounced at the same time a primajacie injustice against a race counting in America twenty millions of representatives and in favour of a group of nations none ...






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