What Germany Wants
- Alternate Title:
- What Germany Wants - Her Claims As Set Forth by Leaders of German Thought.
- What Germany Wants
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- Stanford’s Geographical Establishment
- Other Creators:
- Roberts & Leete, Ltd. Lith.
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- 1900 - 1919
- World War I
- 73 x 108 (centimeters, height x width)
- An extraordinary wall map of the world, with blood red used to mark the areas that "Germany Wants." Date estimated
could be 1918.
Germany's "Claims" are detailed in 36 statements from 23 "Leaders of German Thought." These range from former generals and well-known Pangermanists (particularly Otto Richard Tannenberg, author of "Grosse Deutschland", 1911) to the "son of a former Governor of Southwest Africa," someone "of German colonial Office," and several identified only by name. In December 1917, the official U.S. "Committee on Public Information" released a 157 page report along the same lines, "Conquest and Kultur: Aims of the Germans in Their Own Words." (Notestein 1917). (For more on the Committee, see Notes for ID #1192, "The Prussian Blot")
A version of this map was reproduced in a school atlas published by Stanford's, ID #1198.01. The caption, "What Germany Wants" was used on other English maps of the time
see Bryars 2014, 55.
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- Cite As:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- Archival Collection:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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