Werner takes up the war potentials of each country, -- man power, economic resources, extent of militarization and armament (Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Japan and the U. S.). He analyzes sea and air forces, land forces, organization,training, types of machinery, strategy, war doctrines. And he concedes, and seems to prove his point, that Russia outweighs them all, and that she swings the balance of European and Asiatic supremacy according to the side with which she joins forces. He occasionally contradicts himself; his bias is evident; but many of his facts seem incontrovertible, based on research, primary sources, etc. Not easy reading, but worth the struggle.