RUMANIA: Hohenzollern Dictator

In the Balkans a monarch must often act with vigor if he expects to stay King, and at Bucharest last week Carol von Hohenzollern suddenly made himself as much a Dictator as was his brother-in-law, the late King Alexander of Yugoslavia, assassinated at Marseille (TIME. Oct. 15, 1934, et seq.). Carol II has long hankered after the absolutism of his Hohenzollern kinsman Wilhelm II. Last week's crisis broke after Premier Octavian Goga received two heavy blows: 1) his entire slate of anti-Semitic decrees was declared unconstitutional; and 2) a brawl in which...

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