THE BALKANS: Budapest-Bucharest

Last week, viewing their respective prospects at the hands of Hitler in the light of his super deal with the Soviets, Hungary and Rumania were trying desperately to be friends. Lately it has seemed clear enough that if Hungary did get Transylvania back from Rumania, Germany might swallow both on its inevitable way to get at oil-drilling, grain-bearing Rumania. Last week, with Hitler going hammer & tongs after Poland, Hungary's historic ally, Hungary seemed a likely next under the hammer. With this in prospect, worrying over long-lost Transylvania seemed pointless indeed.

Rumania was aggrandized in the aftermath of Versailles with...

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