FINLAND: Active Neutrality!

All European countries, neutrals not excepted, were on short rations at the close of World War I, and in 1919 hungry Finland bought $9,000,000 worth of U. S. food. In 1923, when representatives of the Great Powers started coming to Washington to make refunding agreements, Finland was first to sign up and every year since has punctually sent up to $390,000 to Washington in interest and amortization. Finland in the role of the U. S.'s only non-welshing "war debtor" so impressed the U. S. Congress that in 1935 it voted to spend $300,000...

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