Article, "A German Plan to Invade the United States"
A GERMAN PLAN TO INVADE THE UNITED STATES
exists between naval and military operations. The wars between Japan and China, the Spanish-American War, the Boer War and, finally, the China Expedition, afforded instances of transport work on a large scale across the seas.
According to the writer, no State in the world is able to mobilize more quickly or has greater facilities for oversea transport and hostile landing oversea than Germany, which in her mercantile marine - the second largest - possesses a fleet of transports capable of rapid movement.This is an important factor in Germany´s Weltpolitik (World Policy) which has been promoted by her successful achievements in Central Europe during the last 10 years.
Naval Action Insufficient. In the course of his pamphlet, Baron von Edelsheim says: -
Of late years we Germans have had cause for political irritation with the United States, due largely to commercial reasons. Up to now differences have been for the most part settled through our giving way. But a policy of surrender must have its limits.
The question for us to consider is what plans must eventually be developed to put a stop to the over-reachings by the United States which are detrimental to our interests. It is by armed action that we must ultimately enforce our will upon that country.
To achieve that purpose our prime instrument in this case is our Navy. The German Fleet would have every prospect of victoriously encountering the naval forces of the United States, as those forces are divided into two sections separated by two oceans (Atlantic and Pacific), which are a great distance apart. But the defeat of her fleet would not compel the United States to sue for immediate peace, because of the vastness of her territory and the immensity of her resources. Indeed, even further successes at sea would not force