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i AND THE OUT BREAK OF WAR. 31
CHAPTER I.
THE DIFFICULTIES OF THE CHANCELLOR.
THOSE who have occupied themselves with
. any detailed discussions as to the negotiations
preceding the outbreak of the war have
naturally during the last months been silent.
As Baron Burian has said, it is at this
moment not the origin but the end of the
war in which the world is interested. More-
over, all that could be said seemed to have
_ been said. The analysis of the official publi-
cations had been completed. There was a
general feeling that we could not get any
further until the veil was lifted which had
hung over the actions of the German Govern-
ment, the internal discussions in Germany,
and the negotiations between Germany and
Austria. For it was in Berlin and in Vienna
and there alone that fresh light would be
found.
We have always known that the time would
come when the veil would be lifted, and it
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