SLOVAKIA: Troubled Hero

When Adolf Hitler seized Czecho-Slovakia last March he incorporated the provinces of Bohemia and Moravia into the Reich as a protectorate, but made Slovakia a separate "dependency." For two months France, Britain and the U. S. (among others) have refused to recognize Herr Hitler's conquest. Last week, however, the British took the first step toward legitimatizing the Hitler grab by according de facto recognition to Slovakia. They named Peter Pares, formerly a British consul in the Sudetenland, as consul at Bratislava. Britain also was the first big democratic power to urge recognition of Benito Mussolini's seizure of Ethiopia and...

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