MINING: Potash Politics

Ever since 1860 the U. S. has been almost entirely dependent on Europe for one very essential chemical: potash.* Last year the U. S. made history by producing 52% of its potash at home. Recently the annual report of the Bureau of Mines revealed that fact. Last week the consequences of it became apparent: Europe launched a potash war to recover the U. S. market.

Potash politics come easy to Europe's masters of power politics. Europe's Cartel is about two-thirds Potash Syndicate of Germany, some French, less Polish. Its bankers are British. Spain,...

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