Bessarabia and Romanian – Soviet relations in U.S. diplomatic analysis at the beginning of Second World War (1939-1940) Cover Image

La Bessarabie et les rapports entre la Roumanie et la Russie dans les analyses de la diplomatie américaine au début de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
Bessarabia and Romanian – Soviet relations in U.S. diplomatic analysis at the beginning of Second World War (1939-1940)

Author(s): Emanuel Plopeanu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul de Istorie „Paul Păltănea” Galaţi
Keywords: Eastern frontier; Soviet intentions; non – combat; anticipation

Summary/Abstract: Though the topic of Bessarabia and its status doesn’t retain attention of the Department of State policy – makers, in interwar period, at the beginning of WWII the situation has changed. In large reports, the situation of Romania, as a whole, and of its Eastern frontier, with all implications, are more present. U. S. diplomats, from Bucharest and Moscow, proved to be more concerned and more lucid about Soviet intentions, as they “translate” from various actions of Soviet Government. Moreover, at Washington, the belief that Romania would not go to war with USSR, for Bessarabia, became stronger.

  • Issue Year: 30/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 227-234
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: French