Poland in the World of Democracy

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Страница 225 - I am proposing, as it were, that the nations should with one accord adopt the doctrine of President Monroe as the doctrine of the world; that no nation should seek to extend its...
Страница 225 - No peace can last, or ought to last, which does not recognize and accept the principle that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that no right anywhere exists to hand peoples about from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were property.
Страница 245 - I would fain believe that I am speaking for the silent mass of mankind everywhere who have as yet had no place or opportunity to speak their real hearts out concerning the death and ruin they see to have come already upon the persons and the homes they hold most dear.
Страница 244 - It is inconceivable that the people of the United States should play no part in that great enterprise. To take part in such a service will be the opportunity for which they have sought to prepare themselves by the very principles and purposes of their...
Страница 244 - That service is nothing less than this, to add their authority and their power to the authority and force of other nations to guarantee peace and justice throughout the world.
Страница 237 - ... and accept the principle that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that no right anywhere exists to hand peoples about from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were property. I take it for granted, for instance, if I may venture upon a single example, that statesmen everywhere are agreed that there should be a united, independent, and autonomous Poland...
Страница 17 - An independent Polish state should be erected, which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant.
Страница 236 - The equality of nations upon which peace must be founded if it is • to last must be an equality of rights; the guarantees exchanged must neither recognize nor imply a difference between big nations and small, between those that are powerful and those that are weak.
Страница 153 - Catharine was the great criminal. She had for eight years oppressed, betrayed, and ravaged Poland — imposed a King on that country — prevented all reformation of the government — fomented divisions among the nobility — and, in one word, created and maintained that anarchy, which she at length used as a pretence for dismemberment. Her vast Empire needed no accession of territory for defence, or, it might have been hoped, even for ambition, yet by her insatiable avidity for new conquest from...

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