THE NETHERLANDS: Papa Friedrich Preferred

With $125,000,000 at stake on the interpretation of a single adjective, the Treaty of Trianon was profoundly studied, at The Hague last week, by jurists of the Czechoslovak-Hungarian mixed arbitral tribunal. The Treaty provides that the Republic of Czechoslovakia may confiscate, within its borders, all estates and properties belonging to persons whose families are covered by the $125,000,000 adjective.

Unfortunately the adjective is actually two adjectives, one in the English text of the Treaty of Trianon, and the other in the supposedly identical French text. The adjective is "royal," and it is...

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