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Essays in Liberalism

Being the Lectures and Papers Which Were Delivered at the Liberal Summer School at Oxford, 1922

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,334 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.7
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 1,214
Added to site: 2005.12.13
mnybks.net#: 12186
Genres: Essays, Politics
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f the coercive measures described in Article 16. The Council met, and the aggressive State immediately recognised that as a member of the League it had no course open but to comply with its obligations, and that as a prudent State it dared not face the danger which would be caused to it by the operation of Article 16. Immediately, before the dispute had actually been developed, before the Council, the Serbians announced that they were prepared to withdraw from Albanian territory, and gave orders to their troops to retire beyond the boundary. Let us recognise that this decision having been come to, it was carried out with absolute loyalty and completeness. The troops withdrew. The territory was restored to Albania without a hitch. No ill-feeling remains behind, and the next thing we hear is that a commercial treaty is entered into between the two States, so that they can live in peace and amity together.

THE SPIRIT OF THE LEAGUE

I want to emphasise one point about these two cases. It is not so much that

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