By Johanna Rainio-Niemi
This e-book opens new views into the chilly struggle ideological confrontations. utilizing Austria and Finland for instance, it exhibits how the chilly conflict battles for the hearts and minds of the folks additionally stimulated guidelines in international locations that needed to stick outdoors the clash.
Following the version of older eu neutrals, Austria and Finland sought to mix neutrality with democracy. the combo was once eagerly challenged via ideological chilly Warriors on each side of the divide and wondered at domestic too. used to be neutrality risking the neutrals’ dedication to democracy, or did the dedication to the western kind of democracy threaten their dedication to neutrality?
Confronting those doubts grew into an natural a part of working towards neutrality within the chilly struggle international. The neutrals had to be highly transparent concerning the ideological foundations in their neutrality. profitable neutrality required loads of conceptual consistence and household unanimity. None of this used to be pre-given in Austria or Finland. although, within the version of Switzerland and Sweden, (armed) neutrality was once systematically built-in with the reliable kingdom ideology and promoted as part of nationwide identification. Legacies of those rules outlived the tip of the chilly struggle.
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