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Compulsory Transfer Vs. Self-Determination
National Minorities as Breeders of War
Compulsory Transfer of European minorities from state to state—a policy rejected by Allied leaders after the last war—is widely accepted today as an essential part of the postwar security program. Moscow's approval of such a policy has been demonstrated by its exchange of peoples with Germany, after the Nazi-Soviet partition of Poland in 1939, and more recently by the agreements for future transfers of populations negotiated by ...