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pretation be more rational than what has gone before, or that conclusion more logical, are questions whose decision must rest with my readers. If, however, my book has any peculiarity, it is its method. It is a comparative study. It is an attempt to apply the method, which has been found so productive in the domain of Natural Science, to Political Science and Jurisprudence. I do not claim to be the first author who has made this attempt. It is the method chiefly followed by the German publicists. In the French, English, and American literatures, it is, on the other hand, relatively

Boutmy, Bryce, Dicey, Moses, and Wilson have, indeed, already broken the ground, but the field is capable of a much wider, and also a more minute, cultivation.

It is here that I have chosen to lay out my work, and I trust it will be found that some slight advance has been made in the development of the comparative method in the treatment of this domain of knowledge.

My most grateful acknowledgment for aid in the preparation of this work is due to my friend and colleague, Prof. Dr. Munroe Smith, who, in the midst of other arduous duties, has read the proof sheets of the entire text, and has made many most invaluable criticisms and suggestions upon it, which, almost without exception, have been accepted and incorporated in the work. My most sincere thanks are also due to my friend and former pupil, Dr. Robert Weil, who has, with great care and fidelity, verified all the references, and prepared the table of contents, the table of cases, and the index. His kindly aid has greatly lightened my labors, and his exactness has preserved me against many an error.

JOHN W. BURG

SS.

WINOOSKI HIGHLANDS, MONTPELIER, VT.,

August, 1890.

Vol. I.

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3. Of the Gallic Lands

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4. Of the Italian Peninsula; 5. Of the Balkan Peninsula

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6. Of the Scandinavian Peninsula; 7. Of the Central District

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8. Of the Danubian Territories; 9. Of the Eastern Division

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The Ethnographic unities of the second, third and fifth geographic unities

of North America (the United States of America)

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Principles of political psychology. The nations of modern Europe and the

United States of America are sprung from the Greek, Latin, Celtic,

Teutonic and Slavonic races .

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1. Political psychology of the Greek and Slav: community sovereignty;
they must be organized politically by foreign peoples

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2. Of the Celt: Clanship their highest political organization; they also
must be organized from without

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3. Of the Latin: the Universal Empire their great political institution;

characteristics of the Universal Empire

4. Of the Teuton.

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The National State is the production of Teutonic political genius
Characteristics of the National State

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1. National unity is the determining force in the development of the modern

constitutional states

The union of several states occupying one geographic unity

The disintegration of a state occupying several geographic unities

The development of ethnic homogeneity in a state composed of several

nationalities

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The restriction of foreign immigration

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2. Teutonic nations are particularly endowed with the capacity for estab-

lishing national states; and hence are entrusted with the mission of

conducting the political civilization of the modern world

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They must have a colonial policy

3. Interference in the affairs of peoples that manifest incapacity to solve

the problem of political civilization with completeness, is justifiable 47

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Aristotle's proposition is true as to the forms of state

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CHAPTER I. THE FORMATION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF

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Wherein the constitution of Great Britain differs from that of other states

It is the product of the Revolutionary change of the year 1832

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