Comrades! Today we stand at the dawn of a new age. We, the proletarians of the Rhine, have thrown off the Prussians tyrants of Berlin and secured the right for self determination and the rule of the people. We have defeated the counter-revolutionaries who attacked us from all directions and stand ready to revolutionise society. We are the only people on this earth who hold our destinies in our own hands and we shall never let go!
Yet our Peoples Republic faces many difficulties. We are a pariah amongst the bourgeoisie Republics and Ancien Rιgimes of the civilized world. We are despised by everyone from the Tsar in Russia to the petty bourgeois trader in London. But we are the heroes of the people. Every worker, every peasant, every oppressed soldier and troubled artisan is our ally.
It is our ambition, no, our responsibility to spread our revolution across the world and awake the oppressed masses from their slumber.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!