YUGOSLAVIA: ''Alexander the Absolute

"Alexander the Absolute"

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Events strikingly revealed, last week, that Jugoslavia's 12,000,000 citizens are now quietly despotized by one man— their King. The nation was faced with a problem which most people would refer to their Parliament. But the King has abolished Parliament (TIME, Jan. 14). He has suspended the constitution. Therefore it was Alexander who decided of his sole volition, last week, that Jugoslavia should ratify the Kellogg-Briand peace pact renouncing war (TIME, July 30).

Even in the U. S., where the pact...

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