17-The religious class has already pursued this idea

The religious class has already pursued this idea for a long time

Above all, the religious class has already pursued this idea for a long time, but, as it could not be realised without opposition from France, England cannot advance it.

But if it became necessary to preserve Turkey as a whole that is to say, if England is satisfied that its partition could only be achiev ed at the price of great military sacrifices she would give her consent to an American mandate and support it, with the simple ob ject of preventing Latin nations from coming into the question.

This tendency is already noticeable among English statesmen. Well-known people, such as Morisson, are now considering the possi bility of Turkey being placed under an American mandate.

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