America and Germany, 1918-1925

America and Germany, 1918-1925

America and Germany, 1918-1925

America and Germany, 1918-1925

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On economic or territorial ambitions, on past "oppression" of one nation by another, on feelings engendered during past wars, on class hatred, on antipathies between two Royal families; on the fostering and handing down of these and other influences by the press, historians, school text-books, educators, and politicians; in other words, on the power of tradition and propaganda, largely rests the nature of relations between two peoples.

It is more correct to say that international feelings are thus built up than that they are temperamental, as are those between individuals.

This book is a story of the re-formation and building of relations between two group, unfolding as it goes the contacts, relations, repulsions as well as attractions, between these peoples which will be foreordaining the shape of future events that may affect a considerable number of the 180,000,000 people of Germany and America.

Before the advent of the world war popular relations between America and Germany were characterized by mutual national respect and mutual commercial interests, as well as innumerable personal ties. Trade rivalries existed, but scarcely . . .

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