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The World War and What was Behind It

The Story of the Map of Europe

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,749 / 197 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,403
Added to site: 2006.12.18
mnybks.net#: 15582
Genres: History, War
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government officials are simply the servants of the people. Practically every man in our country, unless he is a citizen of some foreign nation, has a right to vote, and in many of the states women, too, have a voice in the government. We, the people of the United States, can choose our own lawmakers, can instruct them how to vote and, in some states, can vote out of existence any law that they the people have made which we do not like. In all states, we can show our disapproval of what our law-makers have done by voting against them at the next election. Such is the government of a republic, a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people," as Abraham Lincoln called it. In the leading British colonies, the people rule. Australian citizens voted against forcing men to serve in the army. The result was very close and the vote of the women helped to decide it. Canada, on the contrary, voted to compel her men to go. How is it in Europe? Have the people of Germany or Austria the right to vote on wa

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