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Brazil (1903)
Economy, Discourse of Superiority, Military, Colonialism, Germany, 20th Century
: According to the author, the German Empire is not simply one among many European Great Powers but indeed the most outstanding of these powers. The text begins by describing the German territory and its climate conditions. The author emphasises the strength of German agriculture, industry and trade, making reference to its well-developed infrastructure and merchant fleet. In terms of military as well, he sees the German Empire as a trailblazer. Since it lies and must protect itself against potential attacks by its neighbours, it has built up its military extensively. The stands out for its discipline and instruction. In order to protect its colonies and oversee trade, the Empire is working to build a strong fleet.