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Alexandru Popescu, Author at Valahian Journal of Historical Studies

Alexandru Popescu

The Finlandisation: a critical appraisal


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 121-137
No. of Pages: 17
Keywords: , , ,
Summary/Abstract: Conceptualised by the German school of political studies in 1966, following a new period of crisis in the relations between East and West, the term referred to a certain type of domination of small states by the Great Powers, but, in fact, it referred to the efforts made by the URSS to gain influence in Europe by the same methods it had used in Finland. This paper explains the circumstances and the historical framework responsible for the post-war Finnish-Soviet relations, at the same time aiming at critically reassessing the significance and meaning of this concept.
Open access on CEEOL: NO



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Finland in the World History of Intelligence and Espionage


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 87-98
No. of Pages: 10
Keywords: , , , ,
Summary/Abstract: This article approaches the role of Finland in the fascinating world of espionage and intelligence of the 20th century. The importance of this country as a “black market” of intelligence during the inter-war period, the World War II and the Cold War is investigated in the light of the published literature and archival documents. During the Cold War, Finland exceeded her overall international importance in regard to intelligence and espionage, famous world secret services being very active in this country, such as the KGB, CIA, STASI, to quote only a few. Gradually, Finland is coming to terms with this concealed part of her history.
Open access on CEEOL: NO



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