"The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilisation."
Otto von Bismarck
(1815-1898) Founder of the German Empire, Prime minister of Prussia, Germany’s First Chancellor
after the Lincoln assassination