The Election: The Next Four Years

The cheers could be heard around the world. Franklin Roosevelt's victory was good news in London, in Moscow, in Paris, in Chungking. It was good news in many a humbler foreign village which the President, geography-lover though he is, had never heard of.

All the world listened to the returns. In every major Russian city, loudspeakers blared the news to street crowds; Germany's D.N.B. news agency issued bulletins all night. So did U.S. Army stations, broadcasting to troops on the Western front, to Italy and to Pacific islands.

English readers followed the election closely....

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