Download E-books The Foreign Office and Finland: Diplomatic Sideshow (Contemporary Security Studies) PDF

By Craig Gerrard

The ebook seems to be on the ways that the Northern division of the overseas workplace approached concerns touching on Finland within the years 1938-1940, targeting the actual problems with the proposed refortification of the Åland Islands, Finnish rearmament and relief to Finland in the course of the iciness conflict with the Soviet Union.
At the start of this era, the Northern division officers geared toward giving help to Finland whereas, whilst, trying to create an atmosphere the place Finland and the Soviet Union may perhaps achieve contract, therefore maintaining Finland out of the German sphere of impact.

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Download E-books Opposition in Western Europe (Routledge Revivals) PDF

This booklet, first released in 1987, analysed the nation and altering nature of political competition in Western Europe on the time. for every kingdom coated, it discusses the concept that of competition and the process followed through competition events. It explores the institutional framework that used to be in position on the time, the electoral aid for competition, attitudes in the direction of competition and the standards for the luck of competition events. It exhibits how competition had replaced in nature due to either voter re-alignments and in addition simply because a few curiosity teams have engaged without delay in competition actions, instead of operating via competition events as used to be performed formerly, thereby expanding the scope of additional parliamentary competition. competition is a primary aspect in democratic politics, and this publication consequently throws huge gentle quite often variety of political task within the international locations coated. This name can be of curiosity to scholars of politics.

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Download E-books No News Is Bad News! The Role of the Media and News Framing in Embedding Europe - 20 PDF

By C. H. de Vreese

De media spelen een belangrijke rol op de scheidslijn tussen burgers en politiek, maar in de contekst van Europese integratie hebben we weinig kennis over hoe ze Europese zaken behandelen. Deze studie behandelt dit onderwerp. De serie WRR-webpublicaties omvat stories die in het kader van de werkzaamheden van de WRR tot stand zijn gekomen. De verantwoordelijkheid voor de inhoud en de ingenomen standpunten berust bij de auteurs. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Download E-books Magnanimous Dukes and Rising States: The Unification of the Burgundian Netherlands, 1380-1480 (Oxford Studies in Medieval European History) PDF

By Robert Stein

Within the past due fourteenth and the 15th centuries, the Dukes of Valois-Burgundy created a composite monarchy within the Netherlands, a space that have been ruled for hundreds of years through a number of nearby dynasties. during this manner they laid the basis for the fashionable states of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg. the increase of the home of Burgundy may be learn because the good fortune tale of a dynasty that during little over a century controlled to collect quite a few principalities, hence making a new kingdom. The Burgundian takeover, in spite of the fact that, ended in a modernization of management, jurisdiction, and funds. the method of unification and the nature of the union are the important issues of Magnanimous Dukes and emerging States. Robert Stein mirrors continuity and modernization in Burgundian instances with the financial ruin of the previous dynasties and the decline of feudal govt. The strong cities performed a huge historical past function; it used to be simply with their aid unification of the Netherlands used to be attainable, yet this help used to be now not unselfish. This research is ready the advance of energy family members and associations within the box of anxiety among ruler and topic, among centralization and particularism.

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Download E-books The Army of Gustavus Adolphus (1): Infantry (Men-at-Arms) PDF

The 'Lion of the North', King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, used to be one of many significant avid gamers within the Thirty Years struggle of 1618-48. In 1630 Gustavus - the final champion of the Protestants - overwhelmed the Catholics at Breitenfeld in a victory broadly seen because the achievement of a prophecy foretelling the defeat of the eagle (the German Emperor's brand) by means of a golden lion. Killed in conflict at Lützen in basic terms years later, Gustavus however gained repute for his technical and tactical techniques. the 1st of 2 volumes, this e-book examines the apparatus, uniforms and association of the infantry that comprised Gustavus's military.

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Download E-books Eugenics and the Welfare State: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland (Uppsala Studies in History of Science) PDF

In 1997 Eugenics and the Welfare State brought on an uproar with foreign repercussions. This version features a new creation through Broberg and Roll-Hansen, addressing occasions that happened following the unique book. The 4 essays during this publication stand as a chilling indictment of mass sterilization practices, not just in Scandinavia yet in different ecu nations and the United States--eugenics practices that remained principally hidden from the general public view till lately. Eugenics and the Welfare State additionally presents an in-depth, serious exam of the background, politics, technological know-how, and economics that ended in mass sterilization courses in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland; courses installed position for the "betterment of society" and dependent principally at the "junk technology" of eugenics that used to be well known earlier than the increase of Nazism in Germany. whilst the result of Broberg's and Roll-Hansen's e-book have been largely publicized in August 1997, the London Observer suggested, "Yesterday Margot Wallstrom, the Swedish Minister for Social coverage, issued a belated response to the revelations. She stated: 'What went on is barbaric and a countrywide disgrace.' She pledged to create a legislation making sure that involuntary sterilisation might by no means back be utilized in Sweden, and promised reimbursement to victims." finally, the Swedish executive not just apologized to the numerous hundreds of thousands who have been sterilized with no their wisdom or opposed to their will, but additionally installed position a software for the fee of reparations to those unlucky victims.

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Download E-books Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : 1806-1815 (Men-At-Arms Series, 346) PDF

Osprey are convinced in boasting that this notable three-part research will remodel the learn fabric to be had to the English-speaking scholar of the Peninsular conflict (1808-1814). such a lot comprehend that Wellington's Portuguese troops have been praised because the 'fighting cocks' of his military; fewer relish that they represented among part and one-third of his whole forces. equally, so much uniform historians were restricted to some half-understood work through Dighton, and short notes from secondary assets. René Chartrand's contemporary basic learn in Portuguese and British documents now bargains a wealth of vital new fabric. This moment quantity covers the sunshine infantry, cavalry, professional corps and several other assisting army and civilian departments

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Download E-books Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c.1770-1850 PDF

By Gabriel Paquette

Because the British, French and Spanish Atlantic empires have been torn aside within the Age of Revolutions, Portugal gradually pursued reforms to tie its American, African and eu territories extra heavily jointly. finally, after a interval of revival and prosperity, the Luso-Brazilian global additionally succumbed to revolution, which finally ended in Brazil's independence from Portugal. the 1st of its sort within the English language to ascertain the Portuguese Atlantic international within the interval from 1750 to 1850, this e-book unearths that regardless of formal separation, the hyperlinks and relationships that survived the loss of life of empire entwined the old trajectories of Portugal and Brazil much more tightly than ahead of. From constitutionalism to monetary coverage to the matter of slavery, Portuguese and Brazilian statesmen and political writers laboured lower than the lengthy shadow of empire as they sought to start anew and forge good post-imperial orders on each side of the Atlantic.

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