The Baltic States And The Great Powers

The Baltic States And The Great Powers

This is the first complete account of the diplomatic relations and military steps leading to Estonia's, Latvia's, and Lithuania's forcible absorption into the USSR in 1940.

Author: David Crowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000314809

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This is the first complete account of the diplomatic relations and military steps leading to Estonia's, Latvia's, and Lithuania's forcible absorption into the USSR in 1940. David Crowe—making use of recently opened archival sources—traces the Baltic states' relations with the Soviet Union, Germany, Poland, Great Britian, France and with one another from 1917-1940. He starts with an overview of 1917-1936 and then offers a detailed description of the diplomatic maneuvering that marked Europe's collective slide toward war. Crowe covers the Sudeten and Memel crises involving German communities in 1938, the German-Soviet Pact in August 1939, the mutual assistance pacts between the Baltic States and the USSR, the Baltic German migration, Soviet use of Estonia's military installations during their assault on Finland, and the subsequent Soviet occupation of the Baltic states. The story ends with the election of new, Soviet-sponsored legislatures that sought admission into the USSR as Soviet republics in 1940—a step that most Western countries never recognized, and one that the Baltic states finally reversed when they regained their independence fifty-one years later in August 1991.
Categories: Political Science

NATO Enlargement and the Baltic States

NATO Enlargement and the Baltic States

Dr. Stephen Blank presents a detailed and extensive analysis of these three governments' views on Baltic and European security.

Author: Stephen Blank

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428913424

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Page: 69

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The Baltic States and the Great Powers

The Baltic States and the Great Powers

This book traces the Baltic states' relations with the Soviet Union, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, France and with one another from 1917-1940.

Author: David Crowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367305747

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Page: 264

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This is the first complete account of the diplomatic relations and military steps leading to Estonia's, Latvia's, and Lithuania's forcible absorption into the USSR in 1940. David Crowe--making use of recently opened archival sources--traces the Baltic states' relations with the Soviet Union, Germany, Poland, Great Britian, France and with one another from 1917-1940. He starts with an overview of 1917-1936 and then offers a detailed description of the diplomatic maneuvering that marked Europe's collective slide toward war. Crowe covers the Sudeten and Memel crises involving German communities in 1938, the German-Soviet Pact in August 1939, the mutual assistance pacts between the Baltic States and the USSR, the Baltic German migration, Soviet use of Estonia's military installations during their assault on Finland, and the subsequent Soviet occupation of the Baltic states. The story ends with the election of new, Soviet-sponsored legislatures that sought admission into the USSR as Soviet republics in 1940--a step that most Western countries never recognized, and one that the Baltic states finally reversed when they regained their independence fifty-one years later in August 1991.
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The Baltic States And The Great Powers

The Baltic States And The Great Powers

This is the first complete account of the diplomatic relations and military steps leading to Estonia's, Latvia's, and Lithuania's forcible absorption into the USSR in 1940.

Author: David Crowe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367290286

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Page: 264

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This is the first complete account of the diplomatic relations and military steps leading to Estonia's, Latvia's, and Lithuania's forcible absorption into the USSR in 1940. David Crowe--making use of recently opened archival sources--traces the Baltic states' relations with the Soviet Union, Germany, Poland, Great Britian, France and with one another from 1917-1940. He starts with an overview of 1917-1936 and then offers a detailed description of the diplomatic maneuvering that marked Europe's collective slide toward war. Crowe covers the Sudeten and Memel crises involving German communities in 1938, the German-Soviet Pact in August 1939, the mutual assistance pacts between the Baltic States and the USSR, the Baltic German migration, Soviet use of Estonia's military installations during their assault on Finland, and the subsequent Soviet occupation of the Baltic states. The story ends with the election of new, Soviet-sponsored legislatures that sought admission into the USSR as Soviet republics in 1940--a step that most Western countries never recognized, and one that the Baltic states finally reversed when they regained their independence fifty-one years later in August 1991.
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The Rise of the Great Powers 1648 1815

The Rise of the Great Powers 1648   1815

The heyday of the European states system was in the century before the First World War. How the system of five great powers in conscious equilibrium came into being is the central theme of this book.

Author: Derek Mckay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317872832

Category: History

Page: 392

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The heyday of the European states system was in the century before the First World War. How the system of five great powers in conscious equilibrium came into being is the central theme of this book.
Categories: History

A Baltic League as a Construct of the New Europe

A Baltic League as a Construct of the New Europe

This is the question examined in this study, which focuses on the period after the First World War when the disintegration of European multinational empires meant a shift in the international system from the hegemony of a few great powers ...

Author: Marko Lehti

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: WISC:89064041262

Category: History

Page: 550

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The emergence of the idea of Baltic Sea unity and of Baltic cooperation seem to be the issues which unify the two big epoch-making periods, the end of the First World War and the end of the Cold War. In both periods, the Baltic Sea connection has been seen to offer a coordinate for remapping the location of the eastern Baltic nations, the Estonians and Latvians, in particular. Why has the Baltic Sea area played so important a role as a construct of the new Europe? This is the question examined in this study, which focuses on the period after the First World War when the disintegration of European multinational empires meant a shift in the international system from the hegemony of a few great powers to the heterogeneity of small states. As a part of this process, the concepts of sovereignty and national self-determination were redefined by the small states themselves so that they would manage to find their place in the world of the great powers. One expression of this transition period was a lively Baltic cooperation, which attained an exceptional pitch of intensity in the Europe of its time.
Categories: History

NATO Enlargement and the Baltic States

NATO Enlargement and the Baltic States

The author presents a detailed and extensive analysis of three governments' views on Baltic and European security.

Author: Stephen Blank

Publisher:

ISBN: 1423566858

Category:

Page: 81

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The author presents a detailed and extensive analysis of three governments' views on Baltic and European security. The actions of Russia, Germany, and the United States will determine the limits of the possible in constructing Baltic security for the foreseeable future. Their views on regional security are materially shaped by and influence their larger views on their mutual relations and policy towards Europe. Their views also demonstrate the complexity of the issues involved in constructing Baltic, not to mention European, security. Through his analysis, the author hopes to illuminate much of what is happening in the NATO enlargement process and why it has taken its current shape.
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Stability and Security in the Baltic Sea Region

Stability and Security in the Baltic Sea Region

The book examines the security puzzles posed by the remaining legacies of dominance and conflict in the Baltic Sea region as governments seek to integrate the three Baltic sates in a more stable system of cooperative security.

Author: Olav Fagelund Knudsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135232825

Category: History

Page: 304

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The book examines the security puzzles posed by the remaining legacies of dominance and conflict in the Baltic Sea region as governments seek to integrate the three Baltic sates in a more stable system of cooperative security.
Categories: History

Scandinavia and the Great Powers 1890 1940

Scandinavia and the Great Powers 1890 1940

Survey of the changing position of all four Nordic states in twentieth-century international relations.

Author: Patrick Salmon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521891027

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 464

Survey of the changing position of all four Nordic states in twentieth-century international relations.
Categories: History

A Low Dishonest Decade

A Low  Dishonest Decade

Focusing on the rivalries among the Great Powers in the search for markets during the world depression of the 1930s, the author surveys the five Major Powers and all the Eastern European countries from the Baltic to Turkey.

Author: Paul N. Hehn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417612

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 374

Focusing on the rivalries among the Great Powers in the search for markets during the world depression of the 1930s, the author surveys the five Major Powers and all the Eastern European countries from the Baltic to Turkey. But he primarily canvases the economic situations in locations like Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia.
Categories: History

Russia s European Agenda and the Baltic States

Russia s European Agenda and the Baltic States

2 A degree of tension between great powers is the chief dynamic variable for a small state's security. The bigger the conflict between great powers, ...

Author: Janina Šleivyte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135181116

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This book analyses recent Russian-European interaction, including Russia’s relations with the Baltic States; it discusses the development of Russia’s approach to the new security architecture in Europe resulting from the enlargement of both the EU and NATO, and assesses the prospects for greater Russian engagement in European security frameworks.
Categories: Political Science

A Concise History of the Baltic States

A Concise History of the Baltic States

The Baltic States and the Great Powers 1938–1940: Foreign Relations. Boulder: Westview Press, 1993. Graham, M. W. The Diplomatic Recognition of the Border ...

Author: Andrejs Plakans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521833721

Category: History

Page: 472

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An integrated history of three Baltic peoples - Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians - from their origins as tribal societies to separate nations.
Categories: History

Nowcasting Geodynamics

Nowcasting Geodynamics

HCSS’ original term “nowcasting” – as opposed to forecasting – describes the process of monitoring, depicting, and analyzing ongoing developments in international relations as they occur.

Author: Stephan De Spiegeleire

Publisher: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

ISBN: 9789492102485

Category:

Page: 58

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HCSS’ original term “nowcasting” – as opposed to forecasting – describes the process of monitoring, depicting, and analyzing ongoing developments in international relations as they occur. Once again, our study “Nowcasting Geodynamics” uses a rich base of quantitative data to move beyond the anecdotal, and towards the systematic. We intend our empirical approach to add to debates across all domains – diplomatic, economics, legal, military, etc. – and across all countries, whether they are great powers such as the United States or China, or smaller but strategically important states, such as Indonesia, and Egypt. This year’s analysis covers the geodynamic trends of countries across the world and traverses the different domains in order to give perspectives on the “now” trends, and where they might lead us in the future. This study is part of the 2016-2017 HCSS StratMon.
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Russia as a Great Power

Russia as a Great Power

Together with Germany, Denmark launched the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in 1992, consisting of these two countries along with Estonia, Finland, ...

Author: Jakob Hedenskog

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134239160

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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After a period of relative weakness and isolation during most of the 1990s, Russia is again appearing as a major security player in world politics. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Russia's current security situation, addressing such questions as: What kind of player is Russia in the field of security? What is the essence of its security policy? What are the sources, capabilities and priorities of its security policy? What are the prospects for the future? One important conclusion to emerge is that, while Russian foreign policy under Putin has become more pragmatic and responsive to both problems and opportunities, the growing lack of checks and balances in domestic politics makes political integration with the West difficult and gives the president great freedom in applying Russia's growing power abroad.
Categories: Political Science

Small Baltic States and the Euro Atlantic Security Community

Small Baltic States and the Euro Atlantic Security Community

During the Cold War, small and weak states grouped around two major power blocs. Thus, their fate depended on the policies of major powers.

Author: Sandis Sraders

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030537630

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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This book analyzes the small Baltic States and their integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures from the perspective of the foreign policies of major powers - the United States, Russia, and major European powers and institutions - towards the region, or each of the Baltic States. While focusing primarily on the Post-Cold war period, it will also cover years of Baltic occupation, areas and matters related to their motivation and means to join the EU and NATO. Smallness, weaknesses and sensitivities as well as historic experiences of three Baltic States made the task to integrate with the Euro-Atlantic community urgent. This will be a valuable source of information for all interested in the Baltic States, foreign policies of major powers shaping events in the region, the surge of the Euro-Atlantic community and the Post-Cold War enlargement allowing small Baltic States to remedy their inherent security weaknesses.
Categories: Political Science

The Baltic States

The Baltic States

The Years of Independence : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, 1917-1940 Georg von Rauch. CHAPTER V THE BALTIC STATES AND THE TWO GREAT POWER BLOCS 1.

Author: Georg von Rauch

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 0903983001

Category: Baltic States

Page: 265

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Categories: Baltic States

The History of the Baltic States

The History of the Baltic States

Thus the Baltic states continued to emphasize their neutrality and their desire not to get in the way of Europe's great power struggles .

Author: Kevin O'Connor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313323550

Category: History

Page: 220

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Traces the history of the Baltic states--countries that are now Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania--from the rule under the Russian Czar until the late 1990s, discussing political developments, key events, and historical figures.
Categories: History