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98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds

The purpose of this present book is to show that the German invasion was not limited to the United States, that the Boche insidious conspiracies are and were always built up in all the countries of the earth; that in these conspiracies a constant use is made of the internal strifes about purely domestic affairs in order to prepare the ways of German military aggressions.

Tipo de documento: Libro - Book

Palabras clave: Boche conspiracies, Panama Canal, Canal de Panamá, Historia de Colombia, Siglo XX, Historia política

Temática: 9 Geografía e Historia - History and geography 98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds





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222 The Great Adventure oj Panama about Obaldia? He is now Governor of Panama. His sympathies are certainly with us.
Must I disclose everything to him? Consider my situation if I say nothing to him.
He is my lifelong friend; he is my guest at this moment; he eats at my table.
I am in great perplexity.- -Do not take him for a confidant,- I replied: -Do not place Obaldia between his sympathies and his honour.- Amador closed the door and left for the steamer. I :rAKE MEASURES TO PROVIDE $100,000 I soon felt relieved from the tension of mind caused by the preparation of my instructions to the emissary in charge of this formidable enterprise. I had now to think of placing myself in a condition to keep my promise with regard to the resources needed for the first days of the new Republic.
I had seven days ahead of me. My first idea had been to disclose the situation to Mr.
Pierpont Morgan or to Mr.
Isaac Seligman, with whom I was in personal relations.
I had written to both of these gentlemen to ask for an appointment without saying for what purpose. When the moment arrived I saw obstacles which I had not at first perceived.
Vas it likely that the The Great Adventure of Panama 223 representatives of such huge interests would run the risk of engaging in so dangerous an adventure? If the revolution was to fail the moral responsibility would be enormous for them.
If it succeeded the profit would be insignificant.
Would any banker ever be tempted where the alternatives were of such a nature? An operation of that class could be acceptable only to a second-rate bank.
But in such a case a commission would be demanded from the new Republic which would be in proportion to the risk, that is to say, very great.
It would, later on, be considered as extortionate and usurious.
On the other hand, in such a case, what could prevent the bank from making an easy speculation in Panama securities? A revolutionary movement ending successfully would necessarily about treble the quotatio...






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