By Jack Goldstein
What age was once the youngest soldier to obtain the Victoria move in the course of WWI? What position did tanks play within the clash? How a lot have been Germany ordered to pay in reparations after the war?
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1 for travel times; and chaps, by Marjory Harper and David Northrup. See chap, by P. J. Cain. For discussion of this issue see below, pp. 57-62; and chap, by E. H. H. Green. S. B. Saul, Studies in British Overseas Trade, 1870-1914 (Liverpool, 1960). 8 ANDREW PORTER onerous, even as growth itself held out the prospect of rinding resources required to mount such defences. Britain's inescapable dependence on her navy forced governments after 1880 to accept the steady escalation of naval estimates, as the defence of the Empire and of overseas trade once more became virtually inseparable.
Mackenzie, esp. pp. 282-290. Benjamin Kidd, Social Evolution (London, 1895), esp. pp. 303-29; A Choice of Kipling's Verse Selected with an Essay on Rudyard Kipling by T. S. ), p. 136. 67 INTRODUCTION 25 years to the requirements of a modern, urban, and industrialized economy. 68 What they reveal is the extent to which colonial peoples almost everywhere chose to select and adapt to their own needs features of British learning, ideas, religious belief, political and other habits, as well as technology and mechanical skills.
Beyond the territorial remit of colonial Governors, the official approach of the early Victorians came to rely on a haphazard array of local treaties and a scattering of British Consuls. On the East African coast, the aims of checking the slave trade, protecting British Indian traders, and providing a counterweight to American and French influence were served by the appointment of a Consul at Zanzibar from 1840, diplomatic support for its Sultan, and a fitful naval presence. From the late 18405 until 1861, before the River Niger was established as the principal artery of trade, a series of British Vice-Consulates attended to the trans-Saharan trade routes between north and west Africa.