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Image from page 30 of "Greece" (1920)

Identifier: greece00puau

Title: Greece

Year: 1920 (1920s)

Authors: Puaux, René, 1878-1937 Brown, Carroll N. (Carroll Neidé), 1869-1938, tr


Publisher: New York City, Greek Government Exhibition

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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SMYRNA.—A street in the Greek quarter.26 work and development. The race is,furthermore, prolific and vigorous. Itrepresents in the East the civilizing ele-ment which will progressively replacethe decadent Turk. Far better would itbe, for the sake of the general good, toresolve the oriental problem once and forall, than to be satisfied with half-waymeasures which will leave the field openfor new complications, for struggleswhose distant consequences can never beforeseen. power by which the different states wereto have a force nearly equivalent, andthis balance was to guarantee the main-tenance of peace. Experience hasshown that this was an illusion, sinceeverything depended on the use that eachstate intended to make of its power. Theconclusion has been reached that thebest safeguard is to weaken the wicked,in order to take from them all desire tointerfere with international law andorder.


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SMYRNA—and its port. That which is true of Constantinopleis equally true of the territories of Mace-donia, Thrace and Asia Minor, whoseGreek populations demand union withthe motherland. It is calculated that in Western AsiaMinor, bordering the Aegean Sea, thereare about two million Greeks (it will beunderstood that statistics under theTurkish regime were inaccurate). InThrace, that is to say, in all the regionaround Adrianople between Demotikaand Constantinople, there are about fourhundred thousand Greeks as againstseventy thousand Bulgarians. People have long believed in the ad-vantages of the policy of the balance of Bulgaria, on this principle, deserves anexemplary lesson. She has shown her-self unworthy of the confidence whichEurope, in its benevolence and goodfaith, accorded the young nation when,in 1912, she entered into the war againstTurkey at the side of Serbia and Greece.She has no excess of population to ap-peal to, in order to demand an enlarge-ment of her territory, and


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