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Prelude to World War I

Written By: Ralph Raico  |  Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Ludwig von Mises Institute

           "With the World War mankind got into a crisis with which nothing that happened before in history can be compared.… In the world crisis whose beginning we are experiencing, all peoples of the world are involved.… War has become more fearful because it is waged with all the means of the highly developed technique that the free economy has created.… Never was the individual more tyrannized than since the outbreak of the World War and especially of the world revolution. One cannot escape the police and administrative technique of the present day." - Ludwig von Mises (1919)[1]

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