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The relations of the Romanian People’s Republic with the United Kingdom (1948-1953)
The relations of the Romanian People’s Republic with the United Kingdom (1948-1953)

Author(s): Marian-Alin Dudoi
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: arrest; Cold War; diplomacy; debt; foreign policy; Legation; nationalization; Romania; Britain

Summary/Abstract: The study analyses the Romanian-British tense relations beginning with the proclamation of the Romanian People’s Republic on 30 December 1947 until the beginning of 1954. My thesis is that, despite their different types of political regime, both countries hoped to establish a favourable agreement over the financial debts, but each awaited a favourable international evolution to strongly demand its own request. The research undertaken at the Diplomatic Archives of the Romanian Foreign Ministry and the Romanian National Archives disclosed new documents about the Romanian-British relations. The British Government sent to Romanian Government Notes Verbales with demands to liquidate the past financial issues, including British losses after the nationalization of June 1948, and continued to block Romanian pre-war funds in United Kingdom. Romanian People’s Republic opted for a delaying strategy and arrested the Romanian employees of British Legation in Bucharest in order to be informed on the British prospective measures.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 95-104
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English