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AND THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. QQ
what Iaures meant among the French people, `
. and also that the neutralists in England were
, strong in numbers, and indeed-­-leaving out .
l the Belgian question--had a majority in the ä
Liberal Cabinet." ·
i This is his statement as to the results of E
E his investigation, and this we must now
Q discuss. i
E All depended on what Russia knew. Good.
What did Russia know, and whence did she l
p get the information? First let us ask what ‘
she learned from Germany. Germany is, we {
must remember, not a simple idea; it had
two organs of expression, the Foreign Office
and the Emperor. Now, the careful reader
will observe that not even Glaukos himself ,
suggests that any news of the very important iä
negotiations that were in progress came to ‘
Russia from the German Foreign Office. This ;
proposal had been first made to them on g
2 july 29th. It was accepted by the Chancellor ä
and forwarded to Vienna on the goth. Did f
he tell Russia of this ? No. On this we have
a complete agreement. Why did the Chan-
cellor omit this most important step? Why, .
when the Secretary of State rejected the
Russian formula on the afternoon of evening
of the 30th, did he not accompany his rejection
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