This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...are now the strongest party, have not yet an absolute majority, and being unable to collaborate with the pan-Germans, will still ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...are now the strongest party, have not yet an absolute majority, and being unable to collaborate with the pan-Germans, will still have to share the ministry, to some extent, with the socialists. The next six months should show how far, thus hampered, they will be able to put their promising programme into effect. The question of Austria's future is one of the most momentous in Europe, and I shall have occasion to discuss it fully, in all its far-reaching complications, when I come to treat of general political problems. There are two ultimate possibilities--alliance or federation with other small Central European states, which is that desired by France and, to a certain extent, by Britain; or union with Germany, which is that desired by Italy, and--for the time being, at least--by most of the Austrians themselves. But as the former would take perhaps several years to realize, and as the latter is forbidden by the peace treaty, there is every probability that Austria, willy-nilly, will be obliged, one way or another, to exist alone for several years to come. In so doing it will ascertain, beyond doubt, whether such an isolated existence is really impossible for it, as most people seem to think. This common thesis has not been proved. I have already indicated that, if agricultural production were brought up to the pre-war level, Austria could supply about eighty per cent. of its own food, instead of forty per cent., as at present. If its factories would be started again, by giving it credit for raw-stuffs, it could exchange manufactured goods for the remainder of its alimentary requirements. But will the Austrians themselves, disheartened, disillusioned, miserable, make the necessary effort? This remains to be seen. The strongest pro-German parties...
Good. No Jacket. 5 3/4" X 8 1/4" History Ex Lib GOOD /NO DUST JACKET. Former Library Book. x, 349 pp. Text clean and unmarked except for usual library treatments. Endpapers illustrated with map of the Balkans as of 1920. Red cloth boards lettered in gilt at front and spine, slightly scuffed, edges worn, corners worn to boards, corners bumped. Binding slightly shaken, but holding, joints and hinges good.
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