In examining these tables carefully the reader can form an idea as to how the world's trade is divided, and see what the world is arming to its teeth about.
The only Asiatic country about whose trade the possibilities of war may be entertained is China. Japan has shown her teeth and
III. Trade of Foreign Possessions of all other Countries than the United Kingdom.
|Countries and their Colonial Possessions.||Number of
|A. France (1894).|
|Africa, outside of Algeria and Tunis||24,500||13,000||22,000||.53||.50|
|America and Oceanica||460||145,000||12,600||31.50||27.40|
|B. Germany (1897).|
|D. Netherlands (1895).|
claws. The history of Poland, Port Arthur, or Kiao-tchow is not likely to find repetition on her territory. Only the defenseless tempt the avidity of the civilizing nations. The import trade of China, an empire with one fourth the population of the entire world, is but half as much again as that of Japan, with but one ninth of the population of the Celestial Empire. Japan's trade has trebled within the last dozen years. Her imports of merchandise are over two dollars per capita. Those of China are thirty-four cents. It will be said
Summary of Statistical Tables of the Trade of Colonies and Dependencies of European States and of Independent States other than of Europe and the United States.
|Names of Divisions by
|Totals of tabulations I, II, and III||1,584,099||1,587,758||1,540,858||100||100||100.0|
|Under British flag||343,520||765,320||797,232||36||48.3||50.0|
|Under all other flags||605,180||818,779||790,527||64||51.7||49.8|
|Peoples of European descent||69,430||909,020||831,984||7.3||57.4||52.4|
|Peoples of other races||879,271||675,079||755,774||92.7||42.6||47.6|
|States and colonies, wool chief export||11,100||441,300||394,500||1.2||27.8||24.9|