The European War, the Powers

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Rinaldo Stroppa-Quaglia
Editions d'Art Company, Incorporated, 1914 - World War, 1914-1918 - 292 pages
 

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Page 90 - President and two chambers under the constitution of 1871, revised in '75, '84, '85, and '89. The legislative power resides in the Assembly, sitting in two nouses : viz., the Senate of 300 members, of whom 225 are indirectly elected for 9 years (one-third retiring every 3 years) by delegates chosen by the municipal councils and the Senators, Deputies, Councillors-General, and District Councillors of the Departments, there being also...
Page 132 - Called to the throne of my fathers, I have assumed the government, looking up to the King of Kings, and have vowed to God that, after the. example of my fathers, I will be a just and clement prince to my people, that I will foster piety and the fear of God, and that, I will protect peace, promote the welfare of the country, be a helper of the poor and distressed, and a true guardian of the right.
Page 60 - The following table shows the number of officers and men on the regimental establishments of the army, army reserve, special reserves and territorial forces: Establishments* Effective 1913-1914 1912-1913 Jan.
Page 44 - 91 he was made commander. In '92, through the death of his elder brother, he became heir to the throne, and took, his seat in the House of Lords as Duke of York. In the same year he took command of the Mflanif>ut for the naval manoeuvres.
Page 168 - ... the seafaring population, which is exempt on this account from service in the army. Great inducements are held out for able seamen to volunteer in the navy, and the number of these in recent years has been very large. The total seafaring population of Germany is estimated at 80,000, of whom 48,000 are serving in the merchant navy at home, and about 6,000 in foreign navies. Germany has...
Page 168 - The sailors of the fleet and marines are raised by conscription from among the seafaring population, which is exempt on this account from service in the army. Great inducements are held out for able seamen to volunteer in the navy, and the numberof these in recent years has been very large.
Page 141 - German nation, consists of 61 delegates, appointed by the governments of the individual states for each session. Of these...
Page 140 - Empire bears date April 16, 1871. By its terms, all the States of Germany ' form an eternal union for the protection of the realm and the care of the welfare of the German people.' The supreme direction of the military and political affairs of the Empire is vested in the King of Prussia, who, in this capacity, bears the title of Deutscher Kaiser. According to Art. II. of the Constitution, ' the Emperor represents the Empire internationally...
Page 50 - The ministry of the day holds office at the pleasure of the House of Commons, the members of which are elected by the people.

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