EUROPE SINCE THE ARMISTICE
By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Creighton, U. S. Navy
Except for the period just following the downfall of Napoleon, there has been never so complete an alteration of the maps of the world, such a crashing of kingdoms, such a delivery to new commonwealths of the lands of the old, and such a partition among the victors of the wealth of the vanquished as is now in progress in the capitals of Europe. As the end of the Napoleonic wars left the Republican ideas of the French to disturb the permanence of the adjustments of the Congress of Vienna, so the downfall of the Central Empire leaves in the air those upsetting ideas of "Racial Equality," "the Rights of Minorities," and "the Rights of Small Nations."
The details of readjustments of lands abroad have filled the press daily for nearly two years, and, unless they have been closely followed, a recount of them would be confusing and uninteresting.