Scandinavia and the Great Powers 1890-1940

Scandinavia and the Great Powers 1890-1940

by Patrick Salmon
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Cambridge University Press


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Scandinavia and the Great Powers 1890-1940

This is a comprehensive survey of the changing position of the Nordic states (Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway) in twentieth-century international relations. It focuses on their relations with Great Britain, Germany and Russia and shows how Scandinavia was drawn into great-power confrontation and conflict. It discusses the experience of these small states in the light of international relations theory and examines the role of Scandinavia in the military plans and economic policies of the great powers before and during the two world wars.

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ISBN-13: 9780521891028
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/11/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.09(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Definitions; Map; Introduction; 1. The end of isolation: Scandinavia and the modern world; 2. Scandinavia in European diplomacy 1899-1914; 3. The war of the future: Scandinavia in the strategic plans of the great powers; 4. Neutrality preserved: Scandinavia and the First World War; 5. The Nordic countries between the wars; 6. Confrontation and co-existence: Scandinavia and the great powers after the First World War; 7. Britain, Germany and the Nordic economies 1916-1936; 8. Power, ideology and markets: Great Britain, Germany and Scandinavia 1933-1939; 9. Scandinavia and the coming of the Second World War; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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