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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941 - International law

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Page 127 - ... the betterment of world-wide economic relations. To that end, they shall include provision for agreed action by the United States of America and the United Kingdom, open to participation by all other countries of like mind, directed to the expansion, by appropriate international and domestic measures, of production, employment, and the exchange and consumption of goods, which are the material foundations of the liberty and welfare of all peoples; to the elimination of all forms of discriminatory...
Page 65 - That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared; and that the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States...
Page 129 - For the purpose of encouraging and strengthening social and economic cooperation between the United States of America and its possessions and bases in the area known geographically and politically as the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom and the British colonies in the same area, and to avoid unnecessary duplication of research in these fields, a commission, to be known as the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission, has been jointly created by the two Governments.
Page 55 - Asia and to promote world peace and thereby to enable all nations to find each its proper place in the world. Ever since the China Affair broke out owing to the failure on the part of China to comprehend Japan's true intentions...
Page 62 - The Japanese government regrets to have to notify hereby the American government that in view of the attitude of the American government it cannot but consider that it is impossible to reach an agreement through further negotiations.48 Interpretation: The "peace of the Pacific" having "finally been lost," no other alternative except war was possible.
Page 62 - Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Page 54 - In all my fifty years of public service I have never seen a document that was more crowded with infamous falsehoods and distortions on a scale so huge that I never imagined until today that any government on this planet was capable of uttering them.
Page 31 - In the long run, however, all that will matter is who fired the last shot. America has been attacked. The USS Kearny is not just a Navy ship. She belongs to every man, woman, and child in this Nation.
Page 41 - alcohol" are distilled spirits distilled from any material at or above 190° proof, whether or not such proof is subsequently reduced. During the period of the unlimited national emergency proclaimed by the President on May 27, 1941...
Page 17 - In the waters which we deem necessary for our defense American naval vessels and American planes will no longer wait until Axis submarines lurking under the water, or Axis raiders on the surface of the sea, strike their deadly blow — first.

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