Monday, April 30, 2018

Today -100: April 30, 1918: Of POWs, gravel, dictatorships, and possible wars

Germany threatens to seize Petrograd if Russia doesn’t release German prisoners of war. Well, the ones in good health. The ones they can’t send back to the front can stay where they are, I guess.

Germany refuses to let the Netherlands tell it what it can and can’t do with that sand and gravel.

The Senate votes 63-13 for a bill which Woodrow Wilson demanded giving him the power to reorganize executive bureaus as he sees fit to deal with the war (although not to create new ones, which was in the earlier version). Sen. Warren G. Harding (R-Ohio) warns of dictatorship.

Uruguay again asks Germany if they’re at war. It never got an answer last time.

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