THE CABINET: No Admittance

Many a volume might be written on why this country has not recognized Soviet Russia; in fact, a whole history of U. S. foreign policy could be appended. Four fundamentals of U. S. precedent in recognizing foreign governments are: 1) The government desiring recognition must be in de facto control; 2) There must be apparent popular acquiescence of the de facto government; 3) It must "manifest a disposition" to fulfill its international obligations; 4) It must have secured its power by constitutional means. (Policy No, 4 is a quibble, since scarcely any existing...

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