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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, January 26, 1918, Image 20

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THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER WHEN WE WILL LEAVE FOR FRENCH FRONT rhe Gas Attack Publishes For the First Time Date and Full Details About Division’s Departure The 27th Division will leave for- NINE-TENTHS OF WORLD NOW AT WAR. Nine-tenths of the population of the world is now at war. More than half the governments of the earth are engaged in the struggle to preserve civilization or have broken off relations w ith Germany and her co-partners. L ittle more than one- third remain neutral, and most of these are the small states who are prevented b}7 their position from engaging^ in the con­ flict or whose influence would be without effect. It is the wrorld against barbarism! These facts are stupendous, yet they are borne out by figures, as the following ta ­ bles will show7: THE ALLIES Nineteen countries have entered the war against the modern barbarians. The fol­ lowing are their names, date of entry and population, including that of their colonial possessions: 1914. Serbia, July 28............ THE CENTRAL POWERS. A u stria began the conflict at the in s ti­ gation of Germany by declaring wTar on Serbia. Four days later Germany entered. Turkey began hostilities three months later without a declaration, and Bulgaria dallied with both sides eleven months longer before joining the Teutonc combi­ nation. Following are the dates and the population of each country, including co­ lonial possessions: Austria, July 28, 1914. ........ 49,882,000 Germany, Aug. 1, 1914. ........ 80,661,000 Turkey, Nov. 3, 1914.......... 21,274,000 Bulgaria, Oct. 4, 1 9 1 5 .... .... 4,755,000 4,547,000 Russia, August 1........... 175,137,000 87.429.000 22.571.000 . „ . 439,959,000 516,000 73.807.000 France August 3......... Belgium, August 4 ............... B ritish Emp., Aug. 4 . ___ Montenegro, Aug. 7 ........... Japan, August 23 ............. 1915. Italy, May 2 3 . ..................... 37,398,000 San Marino, June 2......... 12,000 1916. Portugal, March 10......... 15,208,000 Roumania, Aug. 27......... 7,508,000 1917. United States, April 6...... 113,168,000 Cuba, April 8 . .............. 2,500,000 Panama, April 9........... 427,000 Greece, July 16............ 4,821,000 Siam, July 22.............. 8,149,000 Liberia, August 7 . ............... 1,800,000 China, August 14........... 350,650,000 Brazil, October 26 ................... 24,618,000 Total, 19 States.......... 1,370,225,000 RELATIONS BROKEN. The following nations, all of N o rth or South America and all during the present year, have broken off relations w ith Ger­ many : Bolivia, April 14............ 2,890,000 Guatemala, April 27......... 2,119,000 Honduras, May 18........... 600,000 Nicaragua, M ay 19.......... 600,000 Santo Domingo, June 8 . ___ 710,000 H ayti, June 17 ..................... 2,000,000 Chili, June 2 9 . ____ 5,000,000 Costa Rica, Sept. 21........... 431,000 Peru, October 6............. 4,620,000 Uruguay, October 7 ................. 1,400,000 Ecuador, December 8........ 1,500,000 Total, 11 States........... 21,870,000 Total, 4 States ............. 156,572.000 The following governments have re­ mained neutral in the great struggle be­ tween right and wrrong: In EUROPE—Andorra, 6,000; Denmark, and colonies, 2,872,000; Holland and colo­ nies, 43,667,000; Luxemburg, 268,000; Mon­ aco, 20,000; Norway, 2,459,000; Spain and colonies, 21,350,000; Sweden, 5,680,000; Switzerland, 3,742,000. Nine states, popu­ lation, 80,064,000. In ASIA—A fghanistan, 6,000,000; P e r­ sia, 9,000,000. Two states, population, 15,- 000 , 000 . In AFRICA—Abyssinia, 8,000,000; Mo­ rocco, 6,500,000. Two states, population, 14,500,000. In NORTH AMERICA—Mexico, 15,063.- 000; Salvador, 1,254,000. Two states, pop­ ulation, 16,317,000. In SOUTH AMERICA—Argentina, 9,- 000,000; Colombia, 5,500,000; Paraguay, 800,000; Venezuela, 2,780,000. Four states, population, 18,080,000. Total neutral population, 143,961,000. RECAPITULATION. A t war, 19 States............ 1,370,225,000 Relations broken, 11 States 21,870,000 Anti-German, 30 S tates. . . . 1,392,095,000 Germanic Allies, 4 S t a t e s . . . . 156,572,000 Neutrals, 19 States .......... 143,961,000 W o rld’s population, 53 States ................. .1,692,628,000 Six quasi governments are not mentioned above. They are: St. John of Jerusalem (M alta), whose temporal power lapsed in 1834; the Papacy, whose temporal power lapsed in 1870; Oman and Albania, which ' are practically Turkish; Lichtenstein, ; which is with A u stria, and Nepal, which, with the other state of India, has sided with the British empire.

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