The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 386
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386 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
porating the League of Nations in the treaty, in leaving Germany
with weak states on her frontiers, and in encouraging the Ger-
mans to overthrow their ruling houses, thus clearing the way
for complete Prussianization. Then followed the frantic search
for security which the peace had failed to obtain, culminating
in the accession of the Nazis to power and the beginning of a
new epoch in international relations.
Throughout, Petrie stresses two maxims which might be worthy
of contemplation: first, public opinion cannot be ignored by any
ruler, no matter how absolute; and second, diplomacy is effective
in proportion to the armed force which supports it.
WILBERT H. TIMMONS
Texas Western College
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