THE NATIONS: Choice

After months of negotiations, Great Britain and the U.S. this week signed the pact for joint economic administration of their zones of Germany. The British gave way on the only really difficult point, agreed to share the cost on a 50-50 basis with the wealthy U.S.

The pact presented Russia (and France) with a choice: come into a genuine joint control of Germany, or stay out and let the British-U.S. combine run the part of Germany that counts most.

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