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When the four Foreign Ministers filed into the conference room for their 44th, and final, session at 4 p.m., everything had been said that could be said. Molotov plodded over the familiar ground, trying to explain Russia's refusal to join the U.S. in a 40-year demilitarization treaty on Germany. Bevin, in the chair, looked at Marshall. "Any comment?" he asked. "No comment," said Marshall. Molotov again summed up Russia's demands for all property seized by the Germans in Austria. "Any comment?" asked Bevin. "No comment," said Marshall.*

Then, after agreeing to refer the...

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