Preparing for war.

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Increasing rivalry with the other imperialist powers and brutal

exploitation of the economically weaker, more backward peoples -- these two

features characterize the foreign policy of United States imperialism at


Wall Street's dollars and marines are extending their domination over ever

greater sections of the world. Wherever there is a revolutionary upheaval

United States imperialism is on hand and ready to crush it. United States

imperialism is in a conspiracy with Great Britain against the Russian

revolution. It cooperates with Japan and England in the interventions

against China. United States imperialism supported Great Britain in her

infamous Nanking policies, and it now supports Japan in her ruthless

intervention in Shantung. All talk about the United States as the 'friend of

China' is mere babble in view of the fact that America supports Japan's

domination over Manchuria in order to protect her own vast financial

investments there. Japanese intervention in China today promotes the

striving of the United States for financial hegemony in the Far East.

American-British-Japanese cooperation in the dismemberment of China includes

at the same time growing possibilities of a clash between the rival

interests of these three leading imperialist powers on the Pacific. United

States warships and thousands of marines are 'pacifying' China, and

Washington admits that Admiral Bristol is empowered to call out the whole

Pacific fleet against China if United States imperialist policy requires it.

The conquest of the tremendous Chinese market is in a growing degree one of

the foremost aims of United States imperialism. United States imperialism

goes hand in hand with Japanese imperialism in Shantung against the armies

of Chiang Kai-Shek, but at the same time its representative, Admiral

Bristol, cooperates with Chiang Kai-Shek in crushing Soviet Canton,

suppressing all revolutionary movements of the Chinese workers and peasants.

The military dictatorship...