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Kolonial-Atlas mit Jahrbuch (Atlas German Colonies, with Yearbook),
edited by the German Colonial Society, 1918, Resolution
(unanimously adopted in the session of the executive board of the
Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft on June 30th 1917).
The Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft is convinced that the course of the World War
has intensified the mutual connection of activities at home and overseas/in the
colonies. The preservation of Germany's position as a world power and the
threatening economic conflict demand, that for Germany a firm position of power
is gained in Europe, which secures its position as a sea power and secures
access to the oceans. Further it demands that Germany's overseas activity is
safeguarded by the possession of own colonies within considerably extended
borders, connected to overseas bases. Unless the supply of raw materials is
guaranteed, the German national economy is threatened, and so is our working
population, at a scope still incalculable.
With satisfaction the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft welcomes the resolve
expressed by the secretary of state in the Reichs-Kolonialamt, expressed in the
name of the Reichskanzler in Leipzig, to enforce the return of our colonies and
to establish a strong colonial empire in Africa.
Such an expansion shall be pursued firsly in Central Africa - mainland and
islands. This will enable the combination of the present German colonies. It
will also include West African colonies, which, because of their dense
population, their wealth in easily producible colonial raw materials and the
possibility of establishing naval bases, are of immeasurable value to us.
The Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft simultaneously strongly protests against the
concept of giving up our economically and strategically so valuable colonies in
the Pacific and, as on the past, energetically supports the protection of our
rather important economic interests in East Asia.
Deutscher Kolonial-Atlas mit Jahrbuch, (Atlas German Colonies, with
Yearbook), edited by P. Sprigade und M. Moisel, Surveys and retrospects
by Dr. Karstedt. Berlin 1918, p.41|
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