The Coming Saab Plebiscite

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The Saar Plebiscite, France, and Germany

Inhabitants of the Saar Basin, third richest coal-producing region on the Continent of Europe, will cast their votes on January 13, 1935, to determine whether the territory shall be reunited with Germany, joined to France, or continue to be administered by the League of Nations as a quasi-independent state. The coming plebiscite will be the last in the series of popular referenda provided by the peace treaties as a means of resolving territorial disputes in accordance with the principle of self-determination promulgated by President Wilson. Action taken in pursuance of the vote will complete the European territorial settlements for which provision was made by decisions of the Paris Peace Conference.

Most of the other post-war plebiscites covered areas populated by ...

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