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CHAPTER XXI.

THE INTERNATIONAL ARMY.

I. The ideal solution of the problem.

It cannot be our purpose here to go into any detailed speculations with regard to future developments of International Law. That law will be gradually evolved by circumstances, and it will be respected as soon as international relations have the moral background which the Union of Europe alone can afford. But the States forming it, must, in modern parlance, have the controlling interest in the Union. It must hold all the shares. It will be only a "holding Company", but it will thereby have the supreme management. It can only exercise that management by controlling the International Army.

We may assume — allowing for differences which do not affect the principle involved — that the population of Europe is as follows:

Russia 115.000.000 inhabitants.

Germany 65.000.000 "

Austria Hungary 50.000.000 "

United Kingdom 42.000.000 "

II

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