Morgenthau, Hans J.
April 1967
Foreign Affairs;Apr1967, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p425
This article gives information about the legitimacy of intervention as a foreign policy instrument for international relation. The issue of the legitimacy of intervention starts during the French Revolution in 1789. Provision from the French Constitution of 1793, Article 119, states that the French people "do not interfere in the domestic affairs of other nations and will not tolerate interference by other nations in their affairs." This declaration ushered in a period of interventions by all concerned on the largest possible scale. Political events and developments in several countries such as Soviet Union, Communist China, Cuba and VietNam have had issues on intervention.


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