Der japanisch-amerikanische Krieg des Jahres 1907 und seine Rückwirkung auf die Politik Europas

German Pamphlet Predicting US-Japanese War ... in 1907

Der japanisch-amerikanische Krieg des Jahres 1907 und seine Rückwirkung auf die Politik Europas

Notes: The "discourse both about a future war between the United States and Japan and about Britain's complicity in this future catastrophe also made it into the German meda. A typical example of this was a 14-page pamphlet that appeared in 1907, entitled Der japanisch-amerikanische Krieg... [The Japanese-American war of 1907 and its repercussions on European politics]. This self-serving and tendentious polemic articulated a simple thesis. Japan, it asserted, wished to fight the United States in order to conquer the Philippines and to impose on the United States a victor's indemnity of such magnitude that would 'on the one hand put an end to Japan's financial difficulties and on the other hand provide the means to make the Japanese the finest in the world.' To this end, the Asian state was making secret preparations to ready its navy for battle and to arrange for the landing of an army corps on the long and difficult to defend American Pacific coastline. All of this, the pamphlet maliciously asserted, was made possible by the Anglo-Japanese Alliance"—quoted from "Germany, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Road to the Great War" by Matthew S. Seligman in Rotem Kowner's The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War, p. 115.

Text in German.

Edition + Condition: First edition. A good -only copy with the folds of all the sheets reinforced with Japanese tissue; old library stamp on title page. Acidic pages and wrappers chipped at the corners. Not in OCLC.

Publication: Diessen vor München: Verlagsanstalt Jos. E. Huber, 1907.

Item No: #307482

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