Last week, in a way memorable of the events which led to the World War, one European nation abruptly broke diplomatic relations with another, went so far as to shut off inter-nation telephone communication. Foreign correspondents and diplomats gasped. It was an action such as is seldom taken unless war is imminent, and it occurred because a small Czechoslovak factory refused to fill a commercial order for the Government of Portugal. Although Premier Dr. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal, who ordered his Minister José da Costa Carneiro to leave Prague is a dictator and therefore unaccountable, the chancelleries of...

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