CLASH OVER ROMANIA: British and American Policies toward Romania: 1938 - 1947 (Vol. II)

CLASH OVER ROMANIA British and American Policies toward Romania Vol II Romania since ancient times a crossroad between Europe and Asia seldom has been an area of serious concern of Britain s foreign policy Historically England s interests in that turbulent oil rich

  • Title: CLASH OVER ROMANIA: British and American Policies toward Romania: 1938 - 1947 (Vol. II)
  • Author: Paul D. Quinlan George Roca Oana Leonte Ioana Onica
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  • Page: 301
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Romania, since ancient times a crossroad between Europe and Asia, seldom has been an area of serious concern of Britain s foreign policy Historically, England s interests in that turbulent, oil rich, Balkan country have been confined primarily to trade and finance Yet during the first and second World Wars Romania was viewed by the British as being important to their ow Romania, since ancient times a crossroad between Europe and Asia, seldom has been an area of serious concern of Britain s foreign policy Historically, England s interests in that turbulent, oil rich, Balkan country have been confined primarily to trade and finance Yet during the first and second World Wars Romania was viewed by the British as being important to their own security, and during the latter period had a considerable influence in shaping English foreign policy.had a considerable influence in shaping English foreign policy an area of serious concern of Britain s foreign policy Historically, England s interests in that turbulent, oil rich, Balkan country have been confined primarily to trade and finance Yet during the first and second World Wars Romania was viewed by the British as being important to their own security, and during the latter period had a considerable influence in shaping English foreign policy This is a study of British and American policies towards Romania from 1938 through 1947 Overall, first Britain and later both Britain and the United States tried to maintain an independent and friendly Romanian state At the same time, the Western Powers saw Romania s independence as affecting their own security British and American relations with this small oil rich Balkan state provide an interesting and informative story in itself More important, events in Romania had an impact on Western policies in general, and help to explain the origins of World War II and the Cold War To date there has been no study of British and American relations with Romania for this period The only study of a similar nature involves Germany s relations with Romania from 1938 through 1944 by Andreas Hillgruber, Hitler, K nig Carol und Marshall Antonescu It has only been since the mid 1960 s that the Western governments have begun to open their archives for the war period providing sufficient primary sources for such a study Because of the lack of primary documents historians have been unaware of the importance and role of Romania Dr Paul D Quinlan

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