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Prussia - The Evolution of an Empire John Marriot

Prussia - The Evolution of an Empire

John Marriot

Published May 25th 2015
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307 pages
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It was in the schools and universities that the transition was triumphantly accomplished from the dream of a strong and independent Prussia to the supremacy of Prussia in Germany, and the dream of the establishment on that secure basis of theMoreIt was in the schools and universities that the transition was triumphantly accomplished from the dream of a strong and independent Prussia to the supremacy of Prussia in Germany, and the dream of the establishment on that secure basis of the world-supremacy of the German Empire. What brain-power had accomplished, working on the plastic material furnished by the national revival that began after the catastrophe of Jena, and utilizing exceptional opportunities in the historical situation, Prussian brains could always accomplish, irrespective of fundamentally different social, economic, and political conditions. In her schools and universities, carefully systematized and fostered like every other department of the state to do the states work, Prussia and Germany, taught by Prussia, acquired that unreserved belief in the infallibility and invincibility of science, and in the potency of material facts and machinery, which gave a new interpretation to the belief in the state as power, the sum of organized human effort, and the realization of an absolutely complete ethical organism. For Germany and the German Empire the formula and basis of all political progress would lie in the union of efficiency provided by science with the force residing in the State. The triumphs of such a future seemed to be as unlimited as the future itself...