National Affairs: Grand Strategy

President Roosevelt has . . . suffered a decisive defeat. ...

So gloated the German newspapers early last week. Yugoslavia had joined the Axis. That move would determine the course of life inside Yugoslavia (see p. 31), would shift the military balance in the Balkans. All over the world it would stand as another sign of the growing power of Hitler's new order and illustrate to Greece the folly of resistance. But the editors of Germany chiefly exulted in this:

President Roosevelt had been set back. Day later, the Yugoslav leaders who had signed with...

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