Last week the Axis carved two more satrapies out of conquered Yugoslavia and announced their puppet leaders. As in the case of the new "independent" Croatia, Adolf Hitler let the announcements come from a man who needs all the seeming importance he can get—Benito Mussolini.

Montenegro is to return to the map as a "principality" of about the size of Montenegro in 1914. That craggy land just north of Albania and east of the coastal city of Dubrovnik covered 5,600 square miles. The territory today holds some 500,000 people. So stonily bleak is...

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