The Ambassador in Italy
(Kirk) to the Acting Secretary of State
1851. Strictly confidential.
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… It must be admitted, however, that in the present circumstances no govt however gifted can prove its effectiveness unless the armistice regime is abolished[,] unless Allied troops are maintained in the country to give confidence to the people in their prevailing state of demoralization and unless material aid is immediately forthcoming to prevent unrest through widespread unemployment and undernourishment.