quantity of fire-arms and of ammunition to be manufactured annually would have to be fixed for each State,and the possession of fire-arms,except for sporting purposes, should be made punishable and should be only allowed to those who hold a special permit from the General Staff.
When aState wishes to suppress sedition or revolt in its territory, it will have the right to call the Army to its aid. If a State does so more often than International Parliament thinks desirable, such a State cannot, evidently, manage its own affairs and will be placed under International control until self-Government can be allowed.
When a State wishes to annex any foreign territory, it will only be allowed to do so with the sanction of International Parliament. This sanction being once obtained the State may use the entire International Army assigned to it, even reinforced by contingents from neighbouring States. Annexations, however, can never be allowed except on condition that the annexing State will enjoy no commercial privileges from them, conferred by tariffs.
The numerical strength of the Army may by some be considered too great. But it is not instituted exclusively for International Policework. One of its main purposes is the bringing together of various nationalities in friendly co-operation. It would, after a short time, create a wide-spread knowledge, hitherto quite inconceivable, of other lands and folks, in all layers of