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French public opinion has shown considerable interest in the conflict which took place between the Lithuanian Government and the minorities in that country. Leading newspapers such as "Le Temps", L’Information", "Le Journal des Debats", "Poslednia Novesti", and others devoted detailed notices and articles to that question.

In a long article which appeared on December 12, the "Journal des Debats" writes for instance:

"……. By the reasonable policy which it adopted towards the national minorities forming its population, the small Lithuanian republic has succeeded, at first, in gaining the sympathy of the League of Nations, supreme Judge in political matters of Lithuania. But unfortunately, this remarkable period of wisdom seems to have ended all of a sudden, as soon as it struck the first serious experiment in the political life of the young republic."

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