POLAND: Plan Fulfillment

The Communists have almost throttled open opposition in Eastern Europe. Last week their stooges took over the remnants of Mikolajcyk's Peasant Party in Poland and denounced "Anglo-Saxon imperialism." Last fortnight a military court sentenced Rumania's Maniu to life imprisonment. Yugoslavia's Mihailovich and Bulgaria's Petkoff had long since been shot. Hungary's Communists had swallowed the Smallholders Party, and last week Czech Communists began to break up their opposition with arrests.

Communists are busily shaping each of the six satellite countries to a set Marxist pattern as fast as the national character will allow....

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