25 November 1943
In believing that his policies had finally been accepted by White South Africans, Prime Minister Jan Christiaan Smuts started to redirect his energy to world peace. In a somewhat moving speech to the British Parliament he called for the United States, Russia and Great Britain to take more responsibility and authority in enforcing world peace. He also called for the increase of the membership of the British Commonwealth and more effective organisation of the British Empire. However, a year later Smuts was worried at the pace in which Russia's power was expanding. He viewed this as a threat to world peace and called on Great Britain and United States to contain Russia.
Potgieter, D. J. (1974). Standard Encyclopedia of Southern Africa, Vol. 10, Nasou: Cape Town, p. 20.