Federal Union and World Peace

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Federation and Anglo-France War Aims

He suggestion that some kind of federal union be formed as a foundation for enduring peace among European countries, at the close of the present conflict with Germany, has been projected into almost every recent discussion of the war aims of Great Britain and France. Clement R. Attlee, leader of the Labour party, told a conference of Labour members of Parliament, November 8, that Europe must federate or perish. In a statement of Labour's principles for a peace settlement, he called for constitution of “an international authority superior to member states and endowed with power.” Foreign Secretary Halifax, in a radio broadcast the previous evening, had noted that “there are some who believe that the new order will only come ...

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