Two of the three nations now talking the business of war and peace in Moscow are continents in size and resources, in industry and manpower. These nations, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., have vital interests on the sea, but look to their own lands for their main strength.

The third, Britain, is a relatively small, highly industrialized country which owes its weight in world affairs to the quality of its people, the durable civilization they have built and the fact that this mother country is still the head and heart of a globe-girdling...

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