GERMANY: Rhineland Republic

The Rhineland Separatist movement, which aims at setting up an independent Rhineland Republic, lost considerable ground last week. It was said that the movement is doomed once and for all.

The first blow struck against it was dealt by Britain in a note to France, wherein was stated that His Britannic Majesty's Government could not countenance an attempt to dismember Germany and would not recognize the Rhineland Republic. Separatist activities in the British occupational zone around Cologne were repressed and several arrests were made.

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