The Armed Strength of the German Empire: Prepared for the Intelligence Division of the War Office, Volume 1

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her Majesty's stationery office, 1888 - Germany - 654 pages
 

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Page 12 - League which embraces the whole of the states of Germany, with the exception of the two cities of Hamburg and Bremen. The privilege of Hamburg and Bremen to remain 'free ports...
Page 11 - The money thus raised goes towards maintaining the schools, and any deficiency is made up from the local taxes. No compulsion exists in reference to a higher educational institution than elementary schools, but parents who send more than one child to any school supported by the community have a reduction made in the charge, and a limited number of pupils whose parents cannot...
Page 12 - Council has three committees sitting permanently, namely, for finance, for taxes and customs, and for trade. All the receipts of the Zollverein are paid into a common exchequer, and distributed, pro rata of population, among the states of the Empire. The chief sources of revenue are customs duties, mainly on imports, and taxes upon spirits, wine, sugar manufactured from beet-roots, and tobacco.
Page 14 - Finance. The common expenditure of the Empire is defrayed from the revenues arising from customs, certain branches of the excise, and the profits of the posts, telegraphs, and State railways. The individual States are assessed to make up any deficit in proportion to population. The following tables exhibit the revenue and expenditure (in thousands of marks) for...
Page 243 - Obtaining, collecting, and compiling in order all information concerning the nature and the military character of the theater of war. Procuring maps. 4. Collecting and estimating the value of information received concerning the enemy's forces. 5. Watching over the fighting condition of the troops, and being constantly informed of their efficiency in every respect. 6.
Page 15 - The whole debt bears interest at 4 per cent. Besides the funded there exists an unfunded debt, represented by ' Reichs-Kassenscheine,' or Imperial treasure bills, outstanding to the amount of 167,000,000 mark, or 8,350,0002., at the end of September, 1879.
Page 8 - The bulk of the German population is (on the basis of language) Teutonic, but in the Prussian provinces of Posen, Silesia, West and East Prussia, are 2,454,000 Slavs (Poles) ; who, with 280,000 Walloons and French, 150,000 Lithuanians, 140,000 Danes, and about the same number of Wends, Moravians, and Bohemians, make up 3,205,000 non-Germanic inhabitants, 7 per cent, of the total population.
Page 197 - Et volumus, ut cujuscumque nostrum homo , in cujuscumque regno sit, cum seniore suo in hostem vel aliis suis utilitatibus pergat; nisi talis regni invasio quam lantweri dicunt, quod absit, acciderit, ut omnis populus illius regni ad eam repellendam communiter pergat.
Page 243 - Obtaining, collecting, and working out in order all materials which concern the nature and the military features of the theatre of war. Procuring maps. 4. Collecting and estimating the value of information received concerning the enemy's forces, and reporting on the same to the higher military authorities. 5. Keeping up the fighting condition of the troops, and being constantly informed of their condition in every respect. 6. Charge of day-books, publishing reports on engagements, and collecting...
Page 36 - On the personal reports, checked by the registers of births, the parish authorities, under the supervision of the Civil President of the Recruiting Circle, draw up the recruiting registers, giving all necessary particulars of each man. All the men becoming liable to service in each year are placed upon one roll in alphabetical order, and on the 15th February these rolls are sent to the Civil President of the Recruiting Circle.

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