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December 12, 1947 - Rome: On Strike - Shut Down.

Rome on Strike - tense with threats of violence. The world somewhat askew, this 12th day of December 1947. First off- the General Strike in Rome had reached its second day with fears of violence just around the corner as a rumored 20,000

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<strong>Rome on Strike - tense with threats of violence.</strong>

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The world somewhat askew, this 12th day of December 1947. First off- the General Strike in Rome had reached its second day with fears of violence just around the corner as a rumored 20,000 Communist activists were heading into town.

Speaking of Communists - Communist forces had successfully cut railway ties in two places in Manchuria. The Civil War was still raging in the region and fighting was continuing between Nationalist Chinese and Communist Chinese.

On the subject of continued violence - December 12th of 1947 also marked the 13th day of continuous violence since the Partition of Palestine on November 30th.

The Big Four Conference in London was continuing with a sudden mood of conciliation spring forth on the parts of the Soviets. The ease of reparations with Germany raised a few eyebrows.

And given his choice between President Truman and Republican Presidential candidate Senator Robert Taft in the 1948 election, former Democrat-turned Progressive Henry Wallace stunned the Dems by saying he'd vote for Taft.

And that's just part of how the day went, thanks to the NBC World News Roundup for December 12, 1947.

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