By Charles Callan Tansill

Again Door to War
Roosevelt international coverage from 1933-1941.

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These loans began in 1924 when American financial promoters were scouring Europe in a fervid search for borrowers. According to Dr. Koepker-Aschoff, Prussian Minister of Finance during the years 1925-26, every week some representative of American bankers would call at his office and endeavor to press loans upon him. "24 It made little difference whether a loan was actually needed. In Bavaria a little hamlet wished to secure $125,000 in order to improve the town's power station. An American promoter soon convinced the mayor that he should 22 Foreign Relations, Paris Peace Conference, X I I I , 899-902.

The Problem of Poland: Danzig—The Polish Corridor—Upper Silesia In the discussion of questions relating to Poland, President Wilson had the advice of Professor Robert H. Lord, whose monograph on the Second Partition of Poland was supposed to make him an authority on the problems of 1919. His lack of objectivity was as striking as that of Professor Beer. " (i) DANZIG If Poland were to be given access to the Baltic Sea the port of Danzig would be of fundamental importance. In order to guide the President in this difficult matter of Polish boundaries, the American experts pre36 Bailey, op.

Transportation across it was made difficult by Polish authorities who "instead of maintaining and developing the existing excellent system of communications by rail and road, river and canal . . "48 Traffic along the 45 Documents on International Affairs, 1934, ed. John W . Wheeler-Bennett and Stephen Heald (New York), p. 424. 46 Miller, op. , IV, 224-28; VI, 49-52. 47 E. Alexander Powell, Thunder Over Europe (New York, 1931), p. 62. 48 Dawson, op. , pp. 102-9. See also, I. F. D. Morrow and L.

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