Foreign News: Brave New Commonwealth

Mightier democracies continued pussyfooting on post-war plans, but last week the squareheaded Dutch went on record. Their good Queen Wilhelmina flatly rejected Empire, plunked for Commonwealth.

Over London's Radio Orange, solid Dutch Democrat Wilhelmina told her people and the world:

>The Netherlands, The Netherlands Indies, Curasao and Surinam, after victory, would form a commonwealth whose four parts would have independence at home, but be united "in readiness to render mutual assistance."

>A conference of all her peoples to discuss and create such a commonwealth was, in fact, about to be held when war came;...

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