AUSTRIA: An American Abroad

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The diplomats in Paris last week called it—using the words in a technical sense—"a simple question."

The simple question was Austria: a country of 32,000 square miles and 7,000,000 inhabitants, stretching from the edge of the Slav lands across the heart of Europe to within a hundred miles of the French frontier. It was a country whose life was drawn & quartered by four jealously sealed occupation zones, whose economy was nearly dead, whose hungry, tired people were nearly hopeless. To a world heavy with sorrow, it was a country whose...

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