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Bridge building between far-off European nations: Romania and Finland duringthe 20th century


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 7-15
No. of Pages: 9
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Summary/Abstract: The acquiring of the independence of the Finnish state and the aggrandizement of Romania (1917-1918) are part of the same process of nation and state-building which occurred during the last phase of the World War I when some of the main belligerents were weakened by the war and gradually capitulated while others emerged from the conflagration as winning powers. The previous nation-building process has also many parallels occurring predominantly over the latter half of the 19th century.
Although shaping their main cultural and domestic political patterns in a fairly different milieu, the fact remains that the two nations will soon find themselves caught in the middle of the same tussle of military giants that has characterized the World War II. The two countries reacted by trying to use to their best advantage this hopeless international environment, experiencing also a re-discovery of each other as two nations trashed to the history garbage by Hitler and Stalin, then to be resuscitated against each other by each of the two tyrants.
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Poland, Finland and Romania. Cooperation and Parallelisms up to 1920’s


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 17-26
No. of Pages: 10
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Summary/Abstract: The area situated between Finland and Romania cooperation among nations emerged already during the Middle Ages. The bonds strengthened during the Modern Age, although for most of the time only bilateral Finnish – Polish or Polish – Romanian cooperation existed. Nevertheless, during the interbellum Finnish – Polish – Romanian parallels and tripartite cooperation also started to be manifest, which is the focus of this article.
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Alexandru Popescu and others, Confluenţe româno-finlandeze. Trei secole de contacte, 85 de ani de relaţii diplomatice


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 105-106
No. of Pages: 2
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Summary/Abstract: The years following the disruption of the Iron Curtain and the reunification of Europe have been propitious for investigating and sorting out the commonalities of the European nations, especially of those which for so long have been virtually separated from each other. This is also the case of Finland and Romania, countries which have continued a certain degree of relations at state level but very little at lower levels. This window of opportunity has provided also the study of the Finnish – Romanian relations with the tools for more thoroughly study of their past. Within this frame I would set the publication of the volume dedicated to the Finnish – Romanian confluences.
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Maria Costea, Relaţiile politico-diplomatice româno-bulgare (1938-1940)/ Romanian-Bulgarian Politico-Diplomatic Relations (1938-1940)


Language: English
Subject(s): Review
Page Range: 127-128
No. of Pages: 2
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Summary/Abstract: The authoress developed an excellent scientific work on the Romanian-Bulgarian relations in a time of high tension in the international relations (1938-1940), which made its mark also on the Romanian-Bulgarian bilateral relations. In an inspired way, the plan of the work is also designed to highlight the impact of the international factors on the bilateral relations: the Agreement of Thessaloniki, the Czechoslovak Crisis and the Munich Agreement, the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, the onset of the Second World War, the Soviet ultimatum to Romania in June 1940 and the Vienna Dictate etc.
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Russian-East European Relations: from Tsarism to Gazprom. Conference in Cork, Ireland, May 2012


Language: English
Subject(s): Review
Page Range: 129-130
No. of Pages: 2
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Summary/Abstract: Relations between Russia and its East European neighbors had always been a complex issue, in which media and policy-makers usually express a wide variety of opinions ranging from appeals for friendship and cooperation to warnings of domination and security threats. Recently, these relations have been subjected to a constructive academic debate in the Irish city of Cork, during an international conference organized by the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies and University College of Cork. The conference brought together both young researchers and senior scholars from numerous countries, especially from Central and East European institutions, and debates focused on Russia’s policies in this regions of Europe, especially in the 20th century and after. A solid input of historical background from different case studies provided for an in-depth analysis on the issues debated.
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