World Government says Churchill

Canberra Times (ACT _ 1926 – 1995), Friday 13 October 1950, page 1

WORLD GOVERNMENT, SAYS CHURCHILL
COPENHAGEN, Thursday.
Mr.\Winston Churchill last night called for the creation of a World super-government, with Russia as one of its pillars.
In a major broadcast speech before an audience of 5,000 he said the prospects for peace
and human progress were dark and doubtful, unless some form of effective world super-government could be set up and brought into action quickly.
The speech was the climax to Mr. Churchill’s three-day visit to Denmark.
He said the four main pillars of the world temple of peace were America, with all its dependencies, Russia, the British Empire and Commonwealth, and a United Europe.
“Let us make sure that they will all bear the weight which will be imposed and reposed upon them,” he declared.
A United Europe was one of the indispensable pillars of world peace and government, Mr. Churchill said.
“We do not, of course, pretend that a United Europe provides the final and complete solution to all the problems of international-relationships. “The creation of an authoritative all-powerful world order is the ultimate aim towards which we must strive.”
Mr.’ Churchill, after listing the United States in his four pillars of future world government, added, “There is the wide hope- and I will not cast aside the hope-that there is the Soviet Union.”
Mr. Churchill said that Europe was a rubble heap, a charnel house, a breeding ground of pestilence and hate, in which ancient nationalistic feuds and modern ideological factions distract and infuriate the unhappy hungry populations.”
Mr. Churchill said that the tide of Communism in Europe had been temporarily halted.
There was no doubt that Communism as an ideology was losing ground in all countries where free speech was allowed and Parliamentary institutions throve Mr. Churchill said that the first blow of the “hot war” had failed in the Far East, and the battle being fought in Korea was as much Europe’s battle as if it “were being fought out here in our towns and countryside.”
Failure in unity, conviction or will power would not ward off Europe’s dangers, he added.
“Once again the path of duty is the path alike of safety and sorrow.”
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