1998 0-7734-8371-3 Friedrich Fabri was an important catalyst in the German colonial movement. His pamphlet, Bedarf Deutschland der Colonien?, published in 1879, ran through three editions in five years. J. A. Hobson described it as 'the most vigorous and popular treatise' produced by the German colonial movement and it has been constantly referred to as a key statement of German expansionist propaganda. This volume provides the German text in a modern type-face along with an accurate English translation of the third (1884) edition of Fabri's pamphlet, and provides an appartus of Introduction and textual notes which makes its context intelligible to the modern reader.