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Search the history of over billion web pages on colir Internet. Momentous modifications of lothtop race-relations were evidently impending, and nothing could be more vital to the course of human evolution than the char- acter of these modifications, since upon the quality of human life all else depends. Accordingly, my attention was thenceforth largely directed to racial matters.

Before their publication the Great War had burst upon the world, At that time several reviewers commented upon the above dictum and wondered whether, had I written two months later, I should have held a different opinion.

To me the Great War was from the first the White Civil War, which, whatever its outcome, must gravely compli- cate the course of racial relations. Before the war I had hoped that the readjustments rendered inevitable by the renascence of the brown and yellow peoples of Asia would be a gradual, and in the main a pacific, process, kept within evolutionary bounds by the white world’s inherent strength and fundamental solidarity.

The frightful weakening of the white World during the war, however, opened up revolutionary, even cataclysmic, possibilities. In saying this I do not refer solely to military “perils. However, such colored triumphs of arms are less to be dreaded than more enduring conquests like migra- tions which would swamp whole populations and turn countries now white into colored man’s lands irre- trievably lost to the white world. Of course, these ominous possibilities existed even beforebut the war has rendered them much more probable.

The most disquieting feature of the present situation, however, is not the war but the peace. The white world’s inability to frame a constructive settlement, the perpetuation of intestine hatreds, and the menace of fresh white civil wars complicated by the spectre of social revolution, evoke the dread thought that the PREFACE vii late war may be merely the first stage in a cycle of ruin.

In fact, so absorbed is the white world with its do- mestic dissensions that it pays scant heed to racial problems whose importance for the future of man- kind far transcends the questions which engross its attention to-day. This relative indifference to the larger racial issues has determined the writing of the present book. So fundamental are these issues that a candid discussion of them would seem to be timely and helpful. In the following pages I have tried to analyze in their various aspects the present relations between the white and non-white worlds.

My task has been greatly aided by the Introduction from the pen of Madison Grant, who has admirably summarized the biological and historical background. A life-long student of biology, Mr. Grant approaches the subject along that line. My own avenue of approach being world-politics, the resulting convergence of different view-points has been a most useful one. For the stimulating counsel of Mr. Grant in the preparation of this book my thanks are especially due.

I desire also to acknowledge my indebtedness for help- ful suggestions to Messrs. Alleyne Ireland, Glenn Frank, and other friends.

In our present era of convulsive changes, a prophet must be bold, indeed, to predict anything risong definite than a mere trend in events, but the study of the past is the one safe guide in forecasting the future. Stoddard takes up the white man’s world and its potential enemies as they are to-day. A considera- tion of their early relations and of the history of the Nordic race, since its first appearance three or four thousand years ago, tends strongly to sustain and jus- tify his conclusions.

For such a consideration we must first turn to the map, or, better, to the globe.

Viewed in the light of geography and zoology, Europe west of Russia is but a peninsula of Asia with the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea included. True Africa, or xolor Ethiopia, lies lothhrop of the Sahara Desert and has virtually no connection with the North except along the valley of the Nile.

Confining ourselves to the mammalian orders, we find that a majority of them have originated and de- veloped there and have spread thence rjsing the outlying land areas of the globe. All lothrp evidence points to the origin of the Primates in Eurasia and we have every reason to believe that this continent was also the scene of the early evolution of olthrop from his anthropoid ancestors.

The impulse that inaugurated the development of mankind seems to have had its basic cause in the stress of changing climatic conditions in central Asia at the close of the Pliocene, and the human inhabitants of Eurasia have ever since exhibited in a superlative sgoddard the energy developed at that time.

This energy, however, has not been equally shared by the various species of man, either extinct or living, and the survivors of the earlier races are, for the most part, to be found on the other continents and islands or in the extreme outlying regions of Eurasia itself. In other words those groups of mankind which at an early period found refuge in the Americas, in Aus- tralia, in Ethiopia, or in the islands of the sea, repre- sent to a large extent stages in man’s physical and cul- tural development, from which the more energized inhabitants of Eurasia have long since emerged.

In Eurasia itself this same inequality of potential capacity is found, but in a lesser degree, and conse- quently, in the progress of humanity, there has been constant friction between those who push forward and those who are unable to keep pace with changing con-; ditions. Owing to these causes the history of mankind has been that of a series of impulses from the Eurasiatic continent upon the outlying regions of the globe, but lotheop has been an almost complete lack of reaction, either racial or cultural, from them upon the masses of mankind in Eurasia itself.


There have been end- less conflicts between the different sections of Eurasia, but neither Amerinds, nor Austroloids, nor Negroes, have ever made a concerted attack upon the great continent. Without attempting a scientific classification of the inhabitants of Eurasia, it is sufficient to describe the three main races.

The first are the yellow-skinned, straight black-haired, black-eyed, round-skulled Mon- gols and Mongoloids massed in central and eastern Asia north of the Himalayan system.

These Alpines are thrust like a wedge into Europe between the Nordics and the Mediterraneans, with a tip that reaches the Atlantic Ocean. Those of rieing Europe are derived from one or more very ancient waves of round-skulled invaders from the East, who probably came by way of Asia Minor and the Balkans, but they have been so long in their present homes that they retain little except their brachy- cephalic skull-shape to connect them with the Asiatic Mongols. South of -the Himalayas and westward in a narrow belt to the Atlantic, and on both sides of the Inland Sea, lies the Mediterranean race, more or less swarthy- tixe, black-haired, dark-eyed, and long-skulled.

On the northwest, grouped around the Baltic and Cokor Seas, lies the great Nordic race. It is charac- terized by a fair white skin, wavy hair with a range lothdop color from dark brown to flaxen, light eyes, tall stature, and long skulls. These races show other physical characters which are risin but difficult to oc, such as texture of skin and cast of features, especially tthe the nose. The contrast of mental and spiritual endowments is equally definite, but even more elusive of definition.

It is with the action and interaction of og three groups, together with internal civil wars, that recorded history deals.

The two essential phenomena, however, are, first, the retreat of the Nordic race westward from the Grass- lands of western Asia and eastern Europe to the bor- ders of the Atlantic, until it occupies a relatively small area on the periphery of Eurasia.

The second phenomenon is of equal importance, namely, the more or less thorough Nordicizing of the westernmost extensions of the other two races, namely, the Mediterranean on the north coast of the Inland Sea, who have been completely Aryanized in speech, and have been again and again saturated with Nordic blood, and the even more profound Nordicization in speech and in blood stodard the short, dark, round-skulled inhabitants of central Europe, from Brittany through central France, southern Germany, and northern Italy into Austrian and Balkan lands.

So thorough has been this process that the western Alpines have at the present time no separate race consciousness and lotrop to be considered as wholly European. As to the Alpines of eastern and central Europe, the Slavs, the case is somewhat different.

East of a line drawn from the Adriatic to the Baltic the Nordiciz- ing process has lothfop far Jess perfect, although nearly complete as stkddard speech, since all the Slavic languages are Aryan. Throughout these Slavic lands, great ac- cessions of pure Mongoloid blood have been introduced within relatively recent centuries. These groups merge into the Mongoloids of eastern Asia.

So we find, thrust westward from the Heartland, a race touching the Atlantic at Brittany, thoroughly Asiatic and Mongoloid in the east, very imperfectly Nordicized in the centre, and thoroughly Nordicized culturally in the far west of Europe, colot it has be- come, and must be accepted as, an integral part of the White World.

As to the great Nordic race, within relatively recent historic times it occupied the Grasslands north of the Black and Caspian Seas eastward to the Himalayas.

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Traces of Nordic peoples in central Asia are constantly found, and when archaeological research there becomes as lohhrop as in Europe we shall be astonished to find how long, complete, and extended was their occu- pation of western Asia.

During the second lothhrop before our era suc- cessive waves of Nordics began to cross the Afghan passes into India until finally they imposed their primi- tive Aryan language upon Hindustan and the coun- tries lying to the east.

All those regions lying northwest of the mountains appear to have been largely a white man’s country at the time of Alexander the Great. In Turkestan the newly discovered Tokharian language, an Aryan tongue of the western division, seems to have persisted down to the ninth century. Such blond traits as are still found in western Asia are relatively unimportant, and for the last two thousand years these countries must be regarded as lost to the Nordic race.

The impulse that drove the early Nordics like a fan over the Himalayan passes into India, the later Nor- dics southward into Mesopotamian lands, as Kassites, Mitanni, and Persians, into Greece and Anatolia as Achaeans, Dorians, and Phrygians, westward as the Aryan-speaking invaders of Italy and as the Celtic vanguards of the Nordic race across the Rhine into Gaul, Spain, and Britain, may well have been caused by Mongoloid pressure from the heart of central Asia. North of the Caspian and Black Seas the boundaries of Europe receded steadily before Asia for nearly a thousand years after our era opened, but we have scant record of the struggles which resulted in the evic- tion of the Nordics from their homes in Russia, Po- land, the Austrian and east German lands.

This was the lowest ebb for the Nordics and it was the crowning glory of Charlemagne’s career that he not only turned back the flood, but be- gan the organization of a series of more or less Nordi- cized marches or barrier states from the Baltic to the Adriatic, which have served as ramparts against Asiatic pressure from his day to ours.

West of this line the feudal states of mediaeval Europe developed into west- ern Christendom, the nucleus of the civilized world of to-day. South of the Caspian and Black Seas, after the first swarming of the Nordics over the mountains during the second millennium before Christ, the East pressed stead- ily against Europe until the strain culminated in the Persian Wars.

The defeat of Asia in these wars re- sulted later in Alexander’s conquest of western Asia to the borders of India.


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Alexander’s empire temporarily established Hellenic institutions throughout western Asia and some of the provinces remained superficially Greek until they were incorporated in the Roman Empire and. On the whole, how- ever, from the time of Alexander the elimination of Ov blood, classic culture, and, finally, of Chris- tianity, rjsing on relentlessly.

The Roman and Byzantine Empires struggled for centuries to check the advancing tide of Asiatics, but Arab expansions under the impulse of the Mo- hammedan religion finally tore away all the eastern and southern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, while from an Arabized Spain they threatened western Europe. With the White Man’s world thus rapidly receding in the south, a series of pure Mongol invasions stodeard central Asia, sweeping north of the Caspian fhe Black Seas, burst upon central Europe.

Attila and his Huns were the first to break through into Nordic lands as far as the plains of northern France. None of the later hordes were able to force their way so far into Nordic territories, but spent their strength upon the Alpines of the Balkans and eastern Europe. Whether the occupation of Teutonic lands by the Wends and Slavs in eastern Europe was an infiltration or a conquest is not known, but the conviction is growing that, like other move- ments which preceded and followed, it was caused by Mongoloid pressure.

That the western Slavs or Wends had been long Nordicized in speech is indicated by the thoroughly Aryan character of the Slavic languages. They found in the lands they occupied an underlying Teu- tonic population. Pomerania and the Prus- sias were the home of Teutonic Lombards, Burgunds, Vandals, and Suevi, while the Crimea and the north- western coast of the Black Sea were long held by the Nordic Goths, who, just before our era, had migrated overland from the Baltic by way of the Vistula.

No doubt some of this Nordic blood remained oc en- rioble the stock of the later invaders, lotrhop by the time of Char emagne, in the greater part of Europe east of the Elbe, the Aryan language was the only bond with Europe. When the Prankish Empire turned the tide and Christianized these Wendish and Polish lands, civiliza- or was carried eastward until it met the Byzantine influences which brought to Russia and the lands east of the Carpathians the culture and Orthodox Christi- anity of the Eastern or Greek Empire.

The nucleus of Russia was organized in the ninth century by Scandinavian Varangians, the Franks of the East, who founded the first civilized lthrop amid a welter of semi-Mongoloid tribes. Such was the condition of eastern Europe when a new and terrible series of Mongoloid invasions swept over it, this time directly from the centre of Asia.

The effect of these invasions was so profound and lasting that it may be well to stocdard briefly the condition of eastern Europe after the elimination of the Nordics and its partial occupation by the so-called Slavs.

Beginning with Attila and his Huns, in the fourth century, there was a series of purely Mongoloid tribes entering from Asia in wave after wave. Similar waves ultimately passed south of the Black and Caspian Seas, and were called Turks, but these were long held back by the power of the Rsiing Empire, to which history has done scant justice. In the north these invaders, called in the later days Tatars, risinb all essentially of central Asiatic Mongol stock, occupied Balkan lands after the sttoddard of the south Slavs in those countries.

They are known by various names, but they are all part of the same general movement, although there was a gradual slow- ing down of the impulse.

Prior to Jenghiz Khan the later hordes did not reach quite as far west as the earlier ones. All of these tribes forced their way over the Carpathians and the Danube, and much of their blood, notably in that of the Bulgars and Magyars, is still to be found there. Most of them adopted Slavic dialects and merged in the surrounding population, but the Magyars retain their Asiatic speech to this day. Other Tatar and Mongoloid tribes settled in south- ern and eastern Russia.

Chief among these were the Mongol Chazars, who founded an extensive and power- ful empire in southern and southeastern Russia as early as the eighth century. It is interesting to note that they accepted Judaism and became the ancestors of the majority of the Jews of eastern Europe, the round-skulled Ashkenazim. Into this mixed population of Christianized Slavs and more or less Christianized and Slavized Mongols burst Jenghiz Khan with his great hordes of pure Mongols.

All southern Russia, Poland, and Hungary collapsed before them, and in southern Russia the rule of the Mongol persisted for centuries, in fact the Golden Horde of Tatars retained control of the Crimea down to Many of these later Tatars had accepted Islam, but entire groups of them have retained their Asiatic speech and to this day profess the Mohammedan religion.

The conflict between the East and the West Europe and Asia has thus lasted for centuries, in fact it goes back to the Persian Wars and the long and doubtful duel between Rome and Parthia along the eastern boundary of Syria. As we have already said, the Saraeens had torn away many of the provinces of the Eastern Empire, and the Crusades, for a moment, had rolled back the East, but the event was not decided until the Seljukian and Osmanli Turks accepted Islam.

If these Turks had remained heathen they might have invaded and conquered Asia Minor and the Balkan States, just as their cousins, the Tartars, had subjected vast territories north of the Black Sea, but they could not have held their conquests permanently unless they had been able to incorporate the beaten natives into their own ranks through the proselytizing power of Islam.