Here's one, written by a Frenchman in 1834:
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I read this piece last week, and it reminded me of something that I actually used to worry about. As a younger man I had a list of things that I desperately hoped would not come to pass during my lifetime. Things like, please, God, wait until I am gone before aliens land some kind of flying saucer on the White House lawn. Like, please let no one invent a fool proof lie detector while I yet live, things like that.
On the list was, please don't let Germany make some kind of technological breakthrough of a magnitude that would tempt them to dictate terms to the world. It is perhaps a strange thing for me to fear, because in real life I rather like the Germans, and I get along with them very well. I can speak German, and that serves very well to put one in their good graces. My own blood is twenty-five percent German. So yes, I like them, and I prefer their company to most other Europeans, but honestly, can we really ever trust them to have abandoned all of their old predilections? I trust them well enough, but only so far evidently.
I trust them a lot more than the writer of the above article.
I'll be posting something tomorrow that addresses this fear.