The New Balance of Power in Europe

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The New Balance of Power in Europe

By Valentine De Balla
Johns Hopkins Press, 1932
205 pp. $2.00
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It is remarkable that there has been so little attempt to analyze the present distribution of power between the European nations. This is a serious if rather brief effort to evaluate the forces of the post-war international alignments. The author takes up the two great groups of powers, the revisionist group and the group championing the status quo. He discusses the relative firmness of these combinations and the chances of their functioning in a crisis. He examines in detail their military resources, and in less detail their economic and financial potentialities. The information on these points is, of course, very incomplete and it may be dangerous to draw far-reaching conclusions from it. But in gathering and digesting much scattered material the present book performs a very useful task.