ITALY: Liubimov Miracle

Three months ago if an ordinary Italian citizen had been asked how soon the Italian government would sign a trade treaty with Soviet Russia, how soon Italian workmen would build ships for the Bolsheviks, the citizen would have replied that only a miracle could bring such things to pass. Undying opposition to Communism and all its manifestations is the very cornerstone of Fascism.

Il Duce is astute enough to realize that Soviet Russia, more than four times as large as the rest of Europe, with a population of 154 millions, is a...

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