This standard reference volume, now in its fourteenth year, is more than usually valuable in view of the profound political changes which have taken place in the world during 1940 and the difficulty of obtaining accurate information regarding them. Revised as of January 1, 1941, it supplies detailed information on the governments, parliaments, programs and leaders of political parties, and the policies and character of the press of every country. An interesting sample is the section on France, which gives the decrees forming the legal basis for Marshal Pétain's régime.
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