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RUMS Heft 24: Economic Causes of Imperialism, Wilhelm Liebknecht (parliamentarian, SPD), Speech in the German Reichstag, 1885
"Let us ask : What is the purpose of this colonial policy ? If we get to the bottom of it, we find the following aims : to find a channel for overproduction and overpopulation ...; the complaints of our producers not to find sufficient markets for their products. Why is the demand insufficient ? Because ordinary people can not afford to buy.... Because the goods can not be sold on the markets of the interior, the plan is to secure markets abroad ..."


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