chapter  25
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The Government’s Policy 1. Advice

IN a speech at Chatham House on February 22nd, 1932, Sir Arthur Salter, whose devotion to the League of Nations will not be questioned, said that the right policy was to exercise persuasive influence, followed up if necessary by suitable economic pressure, to stop Japan. He was prepared to take the risks involved, but only on the condition “that you do get collective world action, including American action, and that each country is inescapably linked in and publicly engaged to stand together and take the consequences.”