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II.

CONCERNING THE NATURE OF THE ÜUTCH-BeLG.AN FRONTIER.

The frontier separating Holland and Belgium espe•ollv in the region of Dutch Limburg and of Flanders, halbeen^ subfected to criticism by the Belgians from

8 HotVtrnJtThare this view. But even when accepit, one caDnot deny that this front.er has both HSonal and a national character. It can not be alt red wnhout cutting the body of the country to the JE and robbing part of its inhabitantsof te*£~ ality against their will. •'Military necesstty , even tl one admits the correctness of the arguments wh.ch expkinlt would not justify the forceful alteranon of the

^toMheTicino considered a Swiss Canton, though the nat 1^frontier follows the St. Gothard? Or aga.n would anyone think of incorporating Belg.um wi* Zl, simply because the latter co»n£ wou d be more able to defend the approaches to the Meuse. 7no e ! unjust to blame Holland for possess.ng te, r tories which have belonged to her for centunes, mply because the Belgian military authorit.es would hke to utilize them.

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