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Identifier: approachestogrea00balc (find matches)
Title: Approaches to the great settlement
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 Angell, Pauline Knickerbocker, 1886-
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 World War, 1914-1918 International law and relations
Publisher: New York, B. W. Huebsch
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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national Socialist Congress held at Copen-hagen in 1910, in reiterating the oft-repeated dutyof Socialist representatives in parliaments to com-bat militarism with all the means at their commandand to refuse the means for armaments, specified,in terms that are in themselves a peace program,what it required of Socialist representatives. Theymust constantly strive toward: (1) compulsory arbitration of all interna- natlonal disputes; (2) ultimate complete disarmament — and, as a first step, limitation of naval ar-maments and, abrogation of privateer-ing, by a general treaty; (3) abolition of secret diplomacy, and publi- cation of all international agreements; (4) guaranty of all nations against military attack or suppression by force. 2. In general this program was pushed to the fullextent of Socialist powers. It had, however, beenfeared for some time that the spirit of international-ism was waning in the most powerful and highlyorganized of all the Socialist national groups, that (52)
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Photo by Paul Thompson ALBERT THOMAS Leader of the Socialists in the French Chamberof Deputies of Germany. The Socialist members of the Reichs-tag had been drawn into the nationalistic current ofthought. Their action in voting credits, when thewar broke out, shattered the International for thetime being. Socialist Efforts to End the War. Neverthelesssince that time Socialists have been doing what theycould toward carrying out the other part of theirprogram, that of bringing about a satisfactorypeace. Within a month or so of the beginning ofthe war, both the Swiss and American Socialistparties endeavored to convene a special Socialist In-ternational Peace Congress, but without success. Dutch-Scandinavian Socialists. In January,1915, however, the Dutch and the three Scandina-vian Socialist parties held a conference at Copen-hagen. The invitation to this conference stated thefollowing objects: To influence the opinion ofthe peoples in neutral countries in such a way that itshall be exert

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