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Letter from Hiram S. Maxim to Theodore Roosevelt

Author:
Maxim, Hiram S. (Hiram Stevens), 1840-1916
Date:
1901-10-29
Description:
Through his European contacts, Hiram S. Maxim has learned that many German officials supported an attack in the Philippines to prevent the United States from taking the islands. However, they feared that the British would intervene. The current feeling, also held by Emperor William II, is that Germany needs a larger fleet that will help expand German influence in South America. Austria-Hungary and France are also interested in limiting American influence in South America. Great Britain remains confident that the United States has control of the Western hemisphere and can foil any German plans.
Subject:
International relations, Balance of power, Military policy, Maxim gun, Germany, Great Britain, Philippines, South America, Dewey, George, 1837-1917, William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o35562
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