Finland in the New Europe (Washington Papers (Hardcover)) by Max Jakobson

By Max Jakobson

Jakobson tells the tale of a small state that has emerged a winner from the ordeals of the 20th century. Finland continues to be greatly remembered for its profitable resistance opposed to Soviet makes an attempt to subjugate it in the course of global warfare II, yet much less is understood in regards to the skillful balancing act during which Finns preserved their independence and lifestyle throughout the chilly conflict. Finland is in reality one of many few ecu countries that may declare an unbroken list of democratic rule ever because the starting of the 20 th century.

By becoming a member of the eu Union, Finland has now eventually moved out of Moscow's shadow and, due to funding in schooling and technological improvement, has joined the dozen such a lot filthy rich international locations on this planet. The Finnish event casts new mild at the imperative matters dealing with Europe today―for instance, the contradiction among the ongoing power of nationalism and the pressures of integration, in addition to the problem of the way to narrate to Russia, nonetheless an unknown consider the eu defense equation. this can be a significant paintings for all students and researchers of Scandinavian and eu Studies.

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