Talk:James F. Byrnes

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The Stuttgart Speech[edit]

I've added mention of the 1946 Stuttgart speech.

I've added a more detailed description in Cold War (1947-1953), explaining it on that articles talk page as follows:

I've added the following text to the important documents section.

  • Speech by James F. Byrnes, United States Secretary of State "Restatement of Policy on Germany" Stuttgart September 6, 1946. Also known as the "Speech of hope" it set the tone of future U.S. policy as it repudiated the Morgenthau Plan economic policies and gave the Germans hope for the future. The Western powers worst fear by now was that the poverty and hunger would drive the Germans to Communism. General Lucius Clay stated "There is no choice between being a communist on 1,500 calories a day and a believer in democracy on a thousand". The speech was also seen as a stand against the Soviet Union as it stated the firm intention of the United States to maintain a military presence in Europe indefinitely. But the heart of the message was as Byrnes stated a month later "The nub of our program was to win the German people . . . it was a battle between us and Russia over minds. . . ."

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--Stor stark7 Talk 21:32, 8 August 2006 (UTC)


Added International relations - why wikipeoject Religion added by robot?? Mikebar (talk) 06:35, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Bot-created subpage[edit]

A temporary subpage at User:Polbot/fjc/James Francis Byrnes was automatically created by a perl script, based on this article at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. The subpage should either be merged into this article, or moved and disambiguated. Polbot (talk) 17:01, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Later Political Career[edit]

The first two paragraphs in this section contradict each other. The first says that Byrnes switched his affiliation to Republican while the second says that he never did. I don't know which is correct, but the section cannot stand as is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2003:51:CC7D:8000:2943:A4A2:23B2:D896 (talk) 15:18, 19 March 2016 (UTC)