National Affairs: War's End

President Truman this week asked Congress to pass a resolution ending the state of war with Germany. The resolution would be a legal substitute for a peace treaty, long stalled by Russia. Other Allies of World War II, led by Great Britain, Australia, Italy* New Zealand and South Africa, also moved to end the state of war.

*Italy declared war on Germany 35 days after surrendering to the Allies, became not an ally but a "cobelligerent."

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