By John Hiden, Thomas Lane
This publication is the 1st to spotlight the significance of the Baltic zone within the method of battle in 1939. Amid the welter of guides at the origins of the second one international conflict none has sought hitherto to target the Baltic quarter, the place peace ultimately and irrevocably broke down. valuable strategic and overseas problems with the interwar years are hence illuminated from a clean viewpoint through a uncommon crew of experts that features a variety of local Baltic historians. the subjects mentioned by means of the participants got renewed relevance, because the Baltic republics asserted their rejection of incorporation in the Soviet Union following the Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939. The Baltic and the outbreak of the second one international struggle makes a tremendous contribution to the perennial debate at the rapid factors of the clash, and may curiosity experts in various fields inside of diplomacy, smooth ecu and diplomatic historical past.
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391, 407, 411. 36 MIEGZYSLAW NUREK Denmark also wanted to learn about the British Government's position before making any decision concerning the signature of a non-aggression pact with its southern neighbour. Fearing a negative reaction from Berlin, they tried to do it in the most discreet manner possible so as not to give the impression that, by asking for London's approval, the Danes wanted to secure British indulgence after the signing of the pact. Talks between Danish envoy Eduard and R. A.
In the period when the 'dual policy' of power was in force. 56 This could not be overlooked by German diplomacy. When conducting a mutual exchange of views, London and Moscow tried not to worsen their relations with the Third Reich. Soviet diplomacy carried out an active policy towards Germany. Several days after the rejection of a Soviet guarantee by Estonia and Latvia on 17 April, the Soviet Ambassador in Berlin, Aleksiey Mieriekalov, reminded von Weizsacker of parts of Stalin's speech of 10 March at the XVIIIth Congress of the Bolshevik party.
At the same time the Germans could try to bribe Poland and other countries with the promise of colonial gains. 5 London's search for the best way of securing the British Isles against an attack obviously could not be limited to Poland. The main weapon was to be a blockade, as it had been in previous years. One of the main goals of the blockade was to cut iron ore supplies from Sweden to Germany. 6 Yet, as reported by Patrick Salmon, while the Industrial Intelligence Centre (HC) was preparing the report 'Routeing of Swedish Iron Imports', between June 1938 and February 1939, there were no traces of a wider discussion nor of signs of preparations for the creation of a blockade.
The Baltic and the Outbreak of the Second World War by John Hiden, Thomas Lane