The Road to Power

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byKarl Kautsky

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. A NEW PERIOD OF REVOLUTION. We have seen how rapidly the cost of militarism has risen in Switzerland. That, however, is little more than a weak reflection of what is taking place in the great military nations. Let us now turn to the German empire. According to the statistical year book of the German empire the following have been the expenditures for this purpose, in millions of marks: 1873 1880-81 1891-92 1900 1908 Army 308 370 488 666 856 Navy 26 40 85 152 350 Colonial government .. .. 21 21 Pensions 21 18 41 68 110 Interest on public debt 9 54 78 156 Totals 355 437 668 985 1493 Annual increase 12 21 35 64 2056 Total government expense 404 550 1118 *1640 2785 Annual increase 21 52 58 91 We see that the expenses rise steadily, but in an ever increasing rate. During the first decade of the empire the increase was in the neighborhood of 21,000,000 a year. Finally during the last decade the increase rose at the rate of nearly 91,000,000 a year, and during these last years the yearly increase reached almost 200,000,000. The principal increase is in the cost of the preparations *From 1900 on the expense of postoffice, railroads and government printing are included. These amounted in 1900 to 416,000,000 marks. 107 for war. Of these the cost of the navy rises more rapidly than that of the army. While the population of the empire during the years from 1891 to 1908 increased from 50,000,000 to 60,000,000, or about One-fourth, the cost of the army has in the meantime almost Doubled, the expenditures for pensions and interest on the public debt have Tripled, and the naval expenses have Quadrupled. And there can be no halt in this mad increase until the present system is changed from the Very Foundation. The continuous technical transformation which is bringing...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. A NEW PERIOD OF REVOLUTION. We have seen how rapidly the cost of militarism has risen in Switzerland. That, however, is l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217611001

ISBN - 13:9780217611008

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