British Commonwealth of Nations: Russian Break

COMMONWEALTH

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

Three men sat, like the Three Fates, close together on the Government bench of the House of Commons. Like the Fates, they had power to cut a thread of life-the slender diplomatic thread linking the two largest countries on the globe. The British Empire had come to the point of severing relations with the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. Premier Stanley Baldwin rose from where he sat between Foreign Secretary Sir Austen Chamberlain and Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston S. Churchill. Ostensibly...

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