Britain And The Boers; Who Is Responsible For The War In South Africa? by Lewis Appleton

Britain And The Boers; Who Is Responsible For The War In South Africa?

byLewis Appleton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1899 Excerpt: ... DECLARATIONS OF EMINENT PUBLIC MEN FROM OCTOBER llTH TO DECEMBER 1ST, 1899, ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OP THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUIS OF SALISBURY, KG, PRIME MINISTER AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS. "What-was the cause of the war and of the Ultimatum? It was not caused by any demand that we made. It so happened that at the moment the Ultimatum was issued we had withdrawn our demands, and there was none before the Transvaal Government. It was because we had taken measures to increase the amount of our forces in that part of Her Majesty's dominions. But if that had been done a month or two months sooner exactly the same result would have taken place. The moment that you showed signs of raising your forces in that part of Her Majesty's dominions to an equality with the forces opposed to them the Ultimatum would have been issued, and the war would have been begun. It is idle, therefore, to say that from that cause or from any delay there was a want in the requisite military preparations. The evil dates further back. It dates from those unfortunate arrangements of 1881 and 1884. Under those arrangements, by which we deliberately permitted a community that was obviously hostile to enjoy an unbounded and unlimited right of accumulating the munitions of war to be used against ourselves, year after year that accumulation of munitions of war was made. "I would go further, and say that England as a whole would have no advantage from the possession cf gold mines, except so far as her Government conferred the blessings of good government upon those who had the prosecution of that industry. Every industry that is prosecuted successfully breeds commerce. All commerce that is produced is to the advantage of England, and all industries and...

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Title:Britain And The Boers; Who Is Responsible For The War In South Africa?Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021769084X

ISBN - 13:9780217690843

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