The Basis of Durable Peace

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1917 - 144
 

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Strona 74 - International arbitration has for its object the settlement of disputes between States by judges of their own choice and on the basis of respect for law.
Strona 65 - Every nation is in law and before law the equal of every other nation belonging to the society of nations, and all nations have the right to claim and, according to the Declaration of Independence of the United States, " to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them.
Strona 101 - ... until the Government of that which deems itself aggrieved shall have maturely considered, in the spirit of peace and good neighborship, whether it would not be better that such difference should be settled by the arbitration of commissioners appointed on each side, or by that of a friendly nation.
Strona 100 - That the President is justified in the employment of the armed forces of the United States to enforce his demand for unequivocal amends for certain affronts and indignities committed against the United States. Be it further resolved, That the United States disclaims any hostility to the Mexican people or any purpose to make war upon Mexico.
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