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This is an interesting study of an increasingly important problem of constitutional and international law. The de facto Government, the unrecognized administrator of a particular area, local or national, enters into factual and legal relations with citizens and aliens, resident in the territory controlled, and to some extent with foreign governments. The effect that is to be given to such acts of de facto Governments (a) by the courts of the parent State or de jure Government, (b) by the courts of third States which have not recognized the de facto Government, and (c) by international courts, is the special problem with which the author is concerned. He has drawn, as sources, upon the decisions of municipal courts in France, Germany, Italy, England and the United States and upon certain decisions of international tribunals.

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