International History Series: Scandinavia and the United States / Edition 1

International History Series: Scandinavia and the United States / Edition 1

by Gale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805779353

ISBN-13: 9780805779356

Pub. Date: 04/16/1997

Publisher: Gale Group

In Scandinavia and the United States, author Jussi Hanhimaki discusses the complex web of relationships, both bilateral and multilateral, formal and informal, economic and cultural, military and political, that linked the destinies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden together with that of the United States during the Cold War and beyond. Covering the…  See more details below

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In Scandinavia and the United States, author Jussi Hanhimaki discusses the complex web of relationships, both bilateral and multilateral, formal and informal, economic and cultural, military and political, that linked the destinies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden together with that of the United States during the Cold War and beyond. Covering the history of Scandinavian - U.S. relations since orientations and policies of the five Scandinavian countries and traces in detail their changing relations with the United States. His examination demonstrates the importance of Scandinavia as a window through which to view post-1945 international affairs, especially U.S. foreign policy and key issues such as neutralism, developmental assistance, and social welfare in which the Scandinavian countries were prominent. Changing images of the United States in these countries are also described, with particular focus on their foreign policies - some maintained neutrality during the Cold War, while others stressed developmental assistance to the Third World - and domestic affairs, in particular their famed social welfare programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805779356
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/16/1997
Series:
International History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

foreword
preface
abbreviations
list of illustrations
ch. 1Atlantic Crossings1
ch. 2Quest for Security, 1945-194910
ch. 3From War to Thaw, 1950-195538
ch. 4The Specter of Coexistence, 1955-196170
ch. 5From Hawaii to Helsinki, 1961-1975103
ch. 6Off Balance, 1976-1989147
ch. 7A Search for Identity, 1990-1996174
chronology191
notes and references198
bibliographic essay208
index217

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