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IN the war's fourth year the United Nations have at long last arrived at the point where they face major tasks of handling territory wrested from the enemy. Russia's winter offensive brought back to her control vast stretches of twice-scorched land. In French North Africa, Tripolitania, Libya, Madagascar, parts of New Guinea and various smaller islands in the South Pacific the problem of controlling and restoring economic life behind the fighting fronts has already been presented. Yet in comparison with what lies ahead for the American and British expeditionary forces these liberated colonial territories were merely fields for experiment. Despite

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