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PROCLAMATION 7330-^JULY 14, 2000 114 STAT. 3351 NadeulParkScn'iR NaitooalCaptalRcttoa I LandlUMarcaPrQcrunCeater «0 0 M The President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monoment Proclamation 7330 of July 14, 2000 Captive Nations Week, 2000 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation When President Eisenhower signed the first Captive Nations Week Proclamation in 1959, the fate of freedom aroiuid the world was still far from certain. While the United States and our Allies had defeated Adolf Hitler and the Axis Powers in World War H, a partitioned Berlin stood as a bleak symbol of a divided Europe, and millions throughout Asia, Africa, and South America continued to suffer under communist and authoritarian regimes. Today, as we embark on a new century, democracy is on the rise across the globe. More than half the world's people live under govern-