The predicament of the Scandinavian States last week was far worse than that of Western Europe's Great Powers. Well might Germany tremble at the thought of Russia's controlling the rich iron mines of Sweden. Well might Great Britain fear the establishment of a Red Fleet in Norway's impregnable fiords. Italy might well look forward to Balkan aggression by a Russia secure in the north. Throughout the world, people whose faith in democracy remained might well blanch at the prospect of a totalitarian attack on the nations where democracy has been most liberally...

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