Soviet-Finnish relations : Finlandization or fraternization?
Nelson, Paul Henry
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis examines Soviet-Finnish relations with the purpose of determining exactly what Finland's position is with respect to the Soviet Union and the degree to which the Finns have maintained their autonomy. An analysis of Finnish security with respect to Scandinavian NATO members as well as towards neutral Sweden and the Soviet Union is drawn, together with Finland's domestic situation, to portray a nation whose position is considerably different from what it is commonly perceived to be. Accordingly, the term Finlandization and what it actually means is determined. Finally, the potential of the Finnish approach to dealing with the Soviet Union is posed as a model for other small power to follow in dealing with a superpower
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Recca, Stephen Paul (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-12);Given that the Cold War has ended, the utility and future form of Finnish and Swedish nonalignmentneutrality policies is open to debate. Nonalignment may continue to be a practical impediment to these countries' involvement ...
Gaudio, Jan Cody. (1983-06);This research provides an analysis of the current maritime security threat to the Baltic Approaches posed by Warsaw Pact military expansion. Nordic regional security is discussed in order to determine the importance of the ...
Kauhanen, Juha T. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-12);This research will suggest factors that Finland should consider to better manage spare parts inventories in its upcoming fighter aircraft fleet acquisition. The topic is timely because the Finnish Defense Forces (FDF) is ...