One-Shot War With England

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The American minister in Berlin, George Bancroft, sent a memorandum to Von Balan, the Kaiser’s foreign minister, applauding the end of Anglo-American friction. “After an unrelenting strife of ninety years, the award of His Majesty the Emperor of Germany closes the long and unintermitted, and often very dangerous, series of disputes on the extent of their respective territories, and so for the first time in their histories opens to the two countries the unobstructed way to agreement, good understanding and peace.”