GERMANY: Blitz-Peace?

Blitzkrieg, Blitz-peace and Blitz-prosperity seemed to be the Nazi schedule for Hitler-Europe last week as Germany began preparations for exploiting current and anticipated conquests. Flushed with confidence of an early and complete victory, Nazi economic experts proclaimed the dethroning of gold and announced the future domination of world trade by a centrally controlled Kontinental-Mittel-europäischer-Wirtschaftsraum (Continental-Central-European Economic Space), extending from Gibraltar to the Vistula and from the Norwegian coast to Sicily. With equal assurance, German steel companies offered steel to South American countries at prices considerably lower than U. S. quotations with a cash guarantee of delivery by October, and...

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