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     United States policy toward Italy is, briefly, 
to encourage the development of Italy into a democratic 
and constructive force in the future Europe and to assist 
Italy to become politically independent and economically 
self-supporting as quickly as possible.  The steps which 
this Government has taken to date to implement these 
policies are recounted.
          Major questions of policy which might be taken 
up with the British and Soviet Governments and their 
concurrence obtained are:                           
          (1) Supersession of the Italian instrument of 
surrender (long and short terms) by a convention to 
terminate the state of war between Italy and the United 
          (2) Italian request for the participation in 
United Nations international bodies and conferences 
as an associated nation;
          (3) Italian participation, as an associated 
nation, in the German surrender instrument;
          (4) Italian Committee of National Liberation as 
a basis for representative government during the interim 
          (5) Italian national elections, after the Germans 
have been expelled, to determine the form of government 
and constitution which the Italian people desire;
          (6) Italian participation in the war against Japan.
         Questions which the British or Soviet Governments 
may raise concerning Italy requiring this Government to 
take a position are as follows:
          (1) Allied support of the House of Savoy during 
the interim period;
          (2) Territorial dispositions and reparations;
          (3) Progress of defascistization in Italy;
          (4) Use of Allied forces to support the Italian 
Government in the event of civil war.
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