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

Author(s): Silviu-Marian Miloiu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Romania; Finland; bonds; relations

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.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 7-15
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: English