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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Political sciences (S002)
Author(s): Pivoras, Saulius
Title: The ‘Lithuanian factor’ in Sweden’s attitude towards ideas of a Baltic union in the 1920s
Is part of: Diplomacy & statecraft. Philadelphia: Taylor and Francis Inc., 2020, Vol. 31, iss. 3
Extent: p. 450-468
Date: 2020
Keywords: Baltijos šalių sąjunga;Švedijos politika;Diplomatija;Baltic Union;Sweden's policy;Diplomacy
Abstract: The analysis examines Sweden’s attitude towards the various ideas of a Baltic – Baltic-Scandinavian – Union in the 1920s whilst paying attention to Lithuania as the most vulnerable Baltic country primarily because of the Polish-Lithuanian conflict over Vilnius. The Swedish attitude towards the Baltic States in the 1920s in general and their union in particular lay grounded largely on the Baltic States recent emergence as independent polities. Lithuania was, however, helpful to Sweden as an unofficial partner in attempts to detach Finland from the Baltic States and foster Finland’s Scandinavian orientation. Sweden’s favourable view towards the vision of a little Baltic union – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – was also convenient for Lithuanian purposes. Lithuania was to receive equal treatment with Latvia and Estonia even if in the eyes of Swedish diplomats it was the weakest and most vulnerable of the three
Affiliation(s): Politikos mokslų ir diplomatijos fakult.
Viešojo administravimo katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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