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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





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CHAPTER IX The Boche intrigues in Bogota in 1902 to prevent the adoption of Panama by the Unitea States destruction of Frances self-confidence was the aim of the annihilation of the Panama Canal enterprise in 1892.
The adoption of the French conception by the Congress of the United States on the 28th of June, 1902, was a terrible German check.
The object of the German diplomacy was to prevent this adoption from the very moment it loomed up above the horizon; that is, from the beginning of 1902. At the same time a new idea took form.
It was to acquire for Germany the command of that precious and unique communication between the Atlantic and the Pacific. To have the military command it was necessary to obtain somewhere on the Atlantic coast a naval base.
The Venezuelan coast was chosen as very well fitted for such a military establishment.
To have the Canal itself it was sufficient to oust the THE 115 116 The Great Adventure of Panama United States from the game by well-planned intrigues in Colombia, and to acquire from Colombia the Canal rights.
True it is that these rights were conceded to the French Company till 1910, but we shall see how this obligation could be annulled thanks to the cunning legerdemain of the Colombian politicians. The Spooner Law ordered the adoption of Panama, provided that two questions were solved be- forehand: Ist.
The French Panama Company had to give a clear title for her concessions, properties, works, machinery, etc . .
~nd.
Colombia had to give to the United States a concession for the right of constructing and operating the Canal. The -enunciation of the first condition was a matter of course.
It was a satisfaction given to the opposition which had invented this absurd proposition: -The Panama Canal cannot be purchased because the Panama Company cannot sell her property and give a clear title.- The second condition was infinitely more serious. The unavoidable necessity of obtaining a concession from Colombia was giving the Boc...






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