INTERNATIONAL: Surprise? Surprise?

Last week Adolf Hitler, the greatest Aggrandizer of the Reich since Frederick the Great, seized and occupied all but the Eastern Carpatho-Ukrainian tip of the 20-year-old Republic of Czecho-Slovakia. To the worldwide man in the street, and even the supposedly more knowing man in the stock exchange, it was Adolf Hitler's most sudden, most shocking surprise.

The world knew that Germany now economically and politically dominated emasculated Czecho-Slovakia. But the fact that Germany had recently gone through the diplomatic motions of requesting (and getting) currency adjustments, railroad, road and canal rights-of-way across...

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