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Political Handbook of the World, 1947

Political Handbook of the World, 1947

By Walter H. Mallory

Harper, for the Council on Foreign Relations, 1947, 220 pp.

Essential but often elusive facts regarding the structure and composition of governments, the programs and leaders of political parties, the political affiliations of newspapers and periodicals. This 1947 issue -- the 20th in the series -- has been revised to take account of significant political developments in 1946, such as the establishment of the Fourth Republic in France, the adoption of new constitutions in China and elsewhere, the emergence of new parties in Germany and Japan. A reliable, conveniently arranged guide, which includes much information not easily obtainable elsewhere.