10. Chancellor Bruning's decision to plunge the German Empire into the Global War had, as one of its half-expected side effects, the relocation of much of Germany's industry from the north and west to the south and east, including Carniola-Gorica. Too, the destruction of Britain's preeminent trading position in northern Africa, India, and points east allowed Trst's energetic shipping companies to emerge dominant in the Indian Ocean trade. If not for Bruning's eccentrities, Slovenes would have found themselves rather poorer.
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