Courtesy Reuters

REVOLUTIONS will happen. This truth is brought home to us by recent events in Santo Domingo, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil, and by portents of similar developments elsewhere in Latin America. Revolutions challenge other nations to take notice and to take action. When a government is violently overthrown, it is immediately replaced by another. The first question for foreign governments is: "To recognize or not to recognize?" If recognition is denied or withheld, the question arises whether to have relations with the new government and, if so, under what conditions. On these subjects the United States has made notable contributions

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