FRANCE: Federation, Perhaps

Ever since the war's outbreak British idealists have talked and written about the kind of warproof Europe they want to see set up after the war. Generally, their ideas have boiled down to a European federation calculated to wipe out fierce commercial rivalries, customs frontiers, expensive armies. Across the Channel in France, political thought is rarely so idealistic. Many Frenchmen think of after-the-war in terms of territorial gains, of a Germany split up into 20 or more harmless States as it was a century ago, of an enlarged France holding both sides...

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