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THE world that has emerged from the last war is very diferent from the world that existed before it. The war of 1914, although the fighting casualties were greater, made a far smaller change in the standing and relationship of the Great Powers. Among those Powers, Austria-Hungary was the only casualty. After the first war, as after the second, it was not long before the generous hearts of the victorious democracies began to bleed with pity for the defeated, and the tears that filled their eyes blinded them to the fact that although rations might be short in Germany she had

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