IRELAND: Like the Slovaks?

Ulster*—which became officially Northern Ireland when the rest of the island became the Irish Free State, now Eire—was recently shocked: from London came reports that Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had agreed to discuss with Prime Minister Eamon de Valera whether the people of Ulster should now decide by plebiscite whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or join Eire. Last week Ulster was flabbergasted when tall, teacher-ish Eamon de Valera suddenly announced at Dublin that his demands go much beyond a plebiscite.

In the event of a European war, said Mr. de Valera...