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Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924. The collapse of the Second International - Image 34. 1920?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 6, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/609/show/566.

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Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924. (1920?). The collapse of the Second International - Image 34. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/609/show/566

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Title The collapse of the Second International
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
Contributor (Local)
  • Sirnis, Alexander, translator
Publisher The Socialist Labour Press
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Glasgow
Date 1920?
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
  • World War, 1914-1918
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • International Socialist Congress
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 72 pages: portrait; 20 cm.
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Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8320090~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript 32 *perialism is the submission to finance-capital of all sections of the possessing class. It means the division of the world between five or six "Great" Powers, most of which are taking part in the present war. The division of the world by the Great Powers is proof that all their propertied sections are interested in possessing colonies, spheres of interest, in oppressing other nations; it is proof that they are interested in places which yield more or less profit, and in receiving privileges which arise out of belonging to a " Great" Power and an oppressor nation.* It is no longer possible for capitalism to evolve smoothly, in comparatively peaceful, cultural surroundings, and to go oh extending by degrees to fresh countries. A new era has arrived ! Finance capital ousts, and will oust, a given country from amongst the Great Powers. It will deprive it of its colonies and spheres of influence (as Germany, which made war on England, threatens to do), and it will deprive the lower middle class of its " Great Power " privileges and its subsidiary income. This is a fact which is being proved by the war brought about through an intensification of the contradictions—an intensification which has been recognised by every one, including Kautsky himself in his pamphlet, "The Path to Power." And when the present struggle, caused by jealousy among the Powers, has become a fact, Kautsky begins to persuade the capitalists and the lower middle class that war is a dreadful thing and disarmament a good thing. He does this with the same manner and with the same result as that with which a Christian priest, from the pulpit, persuades capitalists that love of man is a command of God, a striving of the soul and the moral law of civilisation. What Kautsky terms economic tendencies towards " ultra-imperialism" really amounts to lower middle-class pleadings that financiers should do no wrong. * E. Schulze says that in 1915 the securities of the whole world amounted to £29,280,000,000, including State and communal loans, as well as moragates and shares of commercial and industrial companies, etc. Of this sum England held €5,200.0'i0,000, the United States of America €4,600,000.000, France £4,000.000,000, and Germany €3,000,000,000—that is to say. these four Great Powers held €10,000,000,000, or more than one- half of the total. From this we may judge how great are the advantages and privileges of the nations which are Great Powers and which have outstripped other nations by oppressing and plundering them. (Dr. Emil Schultze: " Daa franzocsische Kapital in Russland " in the " FinanE- Arohiv." Berlin. 1915, vol. xxxii., p. 127.) For the Great Powers. " national defence " signifies defence of the right to the booty obtained by plundering other nations. In Russia, as we know, capitalist imperialism is * taker, but feudal militarism is more powerful.