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WHAT GERMANY WANTS.

BERLIN, April 11, Herr Scheidemann, speaking in the Assembly at Weimar, said Germany would not allow Russia to dictate to her in home affairs, but if Russia stopped her forcible Bolshevik propaganda Germany would -.gladly extend-; her hand to the Russian peoples. As-, regards France, Germany desired con-; ciliation. if Germany pressed for a plebiscite in Alsace-Lorraine, it was in order to remove the revanche idea all time. . , _, _ _ i Count Rantzau declared that. Bolshevism was Germany's best weapon, against the Allies. The Government, was unable to sign a treaty essentially | deviating from the basis of peace to, which she first agreed. Germany re-i quired the release of the industrially ! and commercially important west, j which.-was now cut off from the rest | of Germany. She also required the. speedy raising of the blockade and Tile ] importation of foodstuffs on conditions j making their purchase possible. Germany also expected raw materials from her 'western enemies, and needed ere- , die to- purchase these.

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WHAT GERMANY WANTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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WHAT GERMANY WANTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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