THE NATIONS: In a Word: No

Soviet Russia insistently asked for air bases on Norway's Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen. The democratic world, remembering reports that Communist influence had gripped postliberation Norway, waited for Norway's answer. On Feb. 15, in a secret session, the Norwegian Parliament took up neighbor Russia's request. This week Oslo let out the news: Parliament, by 101 votes to 11, had voted "No." The 11, of course, were Communists.


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