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them and thus learn to appreciate the merits of other nationalities. Each country should have as few troops of its own nationality as possible, but the greatest possible number of other nationalities. This is absolutely necessary in order to ensure international control. Without a very decided preponderance of the foreign element, this would not be attained.

Principles like those set forth in this book will take a long time to permeate the masses, who will, for a long time, allow their blind instincts to rule over them. But the brutal instincts of large and small States must be driven together, like wild beasts, behind a fence, built by International Law, held by an International Army. States must defend themselves, and one another, against their own evil passions.

A civilised man, who is yet a man of flesh and blood, subject to ali the lusts and passions which no mortal man can escape,knows how to control them if he wishes to deserve the name of a good citizen of the State; he keeps the beast within at bay, for he has fenced it in by the supreme power of his will which knows no master but Moral Law.

I hold, that conglomerates of individuals ought not to bow before any other Moral Law than that which they recognise individually as imperative. And just as within the State Man obeys the laws which he has made so as to protect men against each other and against themselves, he should learn to make and obey laws which States will make, to protect each other and

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