MEXICO: First Million

Two months ago this week the Mexican Senate, resentful over casual German sinkings of two Mexican tankers, voted to place its 19,500,000 countrymen at the side of 27 other United Nations—at war with the Axis. Recent were the sinkings but hoary, as modern politics go, was the steady flame of anti-Fascist fervor behind that decision. Since Dictator Benito Mussolini's conquest of Ethiopia, which she never recognized, on through comradeship with Spanish Loyalist resistance to Generalissimo Francisco Franco, Mexico had consistently raised her voice against the Fascist-Nazi powers.

Actual entrance into war found her ready to do her part quietly,...

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