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teil everybody that they have seen Him, the Emperor. Their love for the dynasty is as sincere as it is fanatic. Their appetite for seeing royal and military display is insatiable, and if the ambition of the dynasty is sufficiently intense, the mob is only too ready to feed the Emperor's or the King's aspirations at military glory. The monarch, always ready to stir the sincere hearts of his faithful subjects, often makes appeals to the Almighty, with a great, and well thoughtout show of humility. This humility, for a man who commands large armies and great wealth, who is the sole head of the state, makes the monarch appear as a good and pious man after all. He is the fatherland, the nation as represented by this one man, and they are ready to die for him. He never ceases to remind them of the glorious deeds of their fathers, who died for his fathers after having killed as many "enemies" for them as they could. And they, heedless of the teachings of the Christ whom many of them profess to worship, admire the organised murder of battles in war, and in all sincerity they think that there is no courage greater than the courage of militarism, which drills men to march to the front to be slaughtered by the thousand, or to slaugther the "enemy", so as to forestall him. The War-Lord is careful to remind them that they are surrounded by bloodthirsty enemies on all sides, who are only waiting for an opport unity to attack them. And gradually, as Reade says, "the animal instinct of self-defence is converted into

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