O consecinţă a sovietizării gurilor Dunării: închiderea consulatelor străine
A consequence of the Sovietisation of the Mouths of the Danube: the closing of the foreign consulates
Published by: Universitatea »Dunarea de Jos« din Galati -Facultatea de Istorie, Teologie și Filosofie
Keywords: consulates; embassies; maritime Danube; the Soviet Union; navigation; commerce.
Summary/Abstract: The question of the foreign consulates from the area of the Lower Danube has been treated insufficiently in the Romanian historiography. For the nineteenth century, Paul Cernovodeanu wrote several papers, and lately several researchers have analysed the same topic, in their doctoral thesis. Until now, no scholar has tried to closing of the consulates from the area of the Lower Danube. The closure of these diplomatic missions occurred mostly after the end of the Second World War, when the area of the mouths of Danube was fully dominated by the Soviet Union. Concerning the shipping of the Danube, Romanian grain and oil, as well as the resources of Central Europe were acquired by Moscow, and the western powers had to close their missions in the Lower Danubian ports. Diplomatic relations with Spain and Portugal were broken, as it was almost impossible to establish any type of cooperation between a Communist and a Fascist state.
- Issue Year: 2013
- Issue No: 5+6
- Page Range: 69-78
- Page Count: 10
- Language: Romanian