Joseph Chamberlain

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Joseph Chamberlain (8 July 1836 – 2 July 1914) was a British politician and statesman. Unlike most major politicians of the time, he was a self-made businessman and had not attended either Oxford or Cambridge university.

Born in London, Chamberlain made his career in Birmingham, first as a manufacturer of screws and then as a notable Mayor of the city. During his early adulthood he was ... more »

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  • ''The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.''
    Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), British politician. Speech, May 12, 1904, Birmingham, England. Quoted in Times (London, May 13, 1904).
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