International: Crucial Plebiscite

Greeks voted in a crucial plebiscite last week. Nominally, they were voting whether or not to bring back King George II from British exile. Actually, they were deciding whether Greece should remain the only Balkan country uncontrolled by Russia, or become a Soviet satellite, as would surely happen if leftists won. At week's end, not all the votes had been counted. But the result seemed certain: Royalist victory.

Both Left and Right were malodorous in Greece (armed struggle between the factions left 50 dead on election eve). But Britain, and by implication the U.S., were committed, in the nature of the...

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