Diplomatic Deceptions — Anglo-Soviet relations and the Fate of Finland 1944-1948

Evans, Helena P.
Nimeke: Diplomatic Deceptions — Anglo-Soviet relations and the Fate of Finland 1944-1948
Tekijät: Evans, Helena P. (Kirjoittaja)
Tuotetunnus: 9789522223197
Tuotemuoto: Pehmeäkantinen kirja
Saatavuus: Toimitusaika 1-3 arkipäivää
Hinta: 34,00 € (30,91 € alv 0 %)

Kustantaja: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Sarja: Studia historica 82
Painos: 1. painos, 2011
Kieli: englanti
Sivumäärä: 308
Tuoteryhmät: Historia
Books in English
Kirjastoluokka: 95.1 Ison-Britannian historia
YSO - Yleinen suomalainen asiasanasto: poliittinen historia, kansainvälinen politiikka, kansainväliset suhteet, suurvaltapolitiikka, suurvallat, etupiirit, kylmä sota, vaaran vuodet, historia
Diplomatic deceptions reveals the true extent of the British initiatives that placed Finland's fate in Soviet hands in 1944 and the acts of diplomatic deception subsequently employed to conceal the truth from the Finnish people.

Before the drawing up of the Finnish Armistice, the British, hoping to strengthen the Anglo-Soviet Alliance, instigated a series of concessions to the Soviet Union that allowed Moscow to call the tune in all territorial, military, and economic issues related to Finland. The concessions had a profound impact on Finland's integrity and set precedents that, in turn, influenced the nature of the emerging Cold War.

From 1946 to 1948, as the Cold War lines were being drawn, the British believed that to contain the Soviet Union, they needed to contain Finland. In order to do this Britain denied Finland its chance to ameliorate its territorial grievances, sought to veto Finland's application to the United Nations, and risked Finland's independence by seeking military agreements in Scandinavia.

This extensively researched book gives Finland, a country so often ignored in Cold War history, its rightful and significant place in the Cold War narrative.