Military force of European Powers.
The regular army of France
amounts to 408,630, and the National Guard to 2,630,800.
The regular army of Russia
is about 700,000; Austria
, in war, 626,453; in peace, 378,562; Prussia
, 379,291; Great Britain
is the only power which keeps on foot as large a force as that which the United States
profess to have.
So that the Yankees
may boast that they have the largest army in the world, and do the least with it. At one time they had a million--so they say; but it was so cut down by disease and death that Lincoln
had to call for six hundred thousand more, and now he demands three millions.
When he has succeeded in that object, he would better undertake the conquest of the world.
Three millions of live Yankees ought to be enough to Europe
, and make Abraham the First universal monarch.