European Neutrals and Non-Belligerents During the Second World War
This collection provides a comprehensive English-language survey of the conduct of neutral and non-belligerent states during the war. Instead of narrowly focusing on the few neutrals that survived the war intact, the volume broadens our understanding of neutrality, by including chapters on 'non-belligerents' and those neutrals of south-east Europe, such as Romania and Yugoslavia. The essays focus on how individual neutral governments perceived international developments and throw light on the domestic political circumstances that critically affected their response to the course of the war. They therefore provide the political context that has been overlooked in controversies surrounding their humanitarian and financial activities. While based on the authors' own research, the essays draw widely on secondary literature and provide invaluable analytical introductions to the large amount of historical writing on these countries.
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Victims or actors? European neutrals
PART ONE THE PHONEY WAR NEUTRALS
fragile neutrality solid neutralism
PART TWO THE WAITANDSEE NEUTRALS
domestic and international
PART THREE THE LONGHAUL NEUTRALS
Portuguese neutrality in the Second World War
Irish neutrality in the Second World War
a neutral of distinction?
agreement alliance Allied army attitude Axis Balkan Belgian Belgium Belgrade belligerents Berlin Berne Bessarabia Boris Britain British Budapest Bulgaria Churchill Cian0 Ciano conflict country's Danish declaration defence demands Denmark DGFP diplomatic Duce Dutch economic Europe European Fascist favour Fernando Rosas Finland Fonign forces foreign minister foreign policy France French German Germany's Greece guarantee Hider historians Hitler Hungarian Hungary Hungary's Ibid important inter-war interests Ireland Irish Irish neutrality Italian Italy king Koht London March military Mussolini Nazi Nazi Germany negotiations neighbours Netherlands non-belligerency Norway Norwegian Norwegian neutrality November official Pariani peace plans Poland policy of neutrality political Portugal Portugal's Portuguese position post-war prime minister Prince Paul regime relations Ribbentrop Romanian Russia Salazar Second World September 1939 Soviet Union Spain Spanish strategic Sweden Swedish Swedish neutrality Swiss neutrality Switzerland's Teleki territorial threat tion trade treaty Tripartite pact troops victory Western Yugoslav Yugoslavia
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