By F. William Engdahl
This ebook is a gripping account of the murky global of the foreign oil and its position in global politics. Scandals approximately oil are favourite to so much people. From George W. Bush's election victory to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US politics and oil take pleasure in a controversially shut dating. the USA financial system depends the inexpensive and limitless offer of this unmarried gas. William Engdahl takes the reader via a heritage of the oil industry's grip at the global economic system. His revelations are startling.
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Hanotaux, who was absent from government for a critical six months when the Fashoda folly was decided, had a conception of development and industrialization of France’s African colonies. A republican who was known as an Anglophobe, Hanotaux had a conception of an economically unified French Africa centered around development of Engdahl 01 chap01 30 24/8/04 8:17:57 am A Global Fight for Control of Petroleum Begins 31 Lake Chad, with a railroad linking the interior from Dakar in French Senegal to French Djibouti on the Red Sea.
On July 30, the Russian High Command persuaded the hesitant czar to resume the mobilization. On July 31, the German ambassador to St. Petersburg handed the czar a German declaration of war against Russia, then reportedly burst into tears and ran from the room. The German General Staff, having been prepared for possible war on both eastern and western fronts, implemented its Schlieffen plan. As France and Russia had mutual defense commitments, Germany decided that France must be defeated swiftly, correctly calculating that Russia would be slower to mobilize.
Germany in 1912 had no independent, secure supply of oil. But geologists had discovered oil in that part of Mesopotamia today called Iraq, between Mosul and Baghdad. The projected line of the last part of the Berlin–Baghdad rail link would go right through the area believed to hold large oil reserves. Efforts to pass legislation in the Berlin Reichstag in 1912–13 to establish a German state-owned company to develop and run the new found oil resources independently of the American Rockefeller Engdahl 01 chap01 25 24/8/04 8:17:54 am Figure 1 Text of the remarkable 1899 agreement secured on behalf of the British government with Sheikh Mubarak al-Sabah of Kuwait.