Great Power Policies Towards Central Europe 1914–1945

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This book provides an overview of the various forms and trajectories of Great Power policy towards Central Europe between 1914 and 1945. This involves the analyses of diplomatic, military, economic and cultural perspectives of Germany, Russia, Britain, and the USA towards Hungary, Poland, the Baltic States, Czechoslovakia and Romania. The contributions of established, as well as emerging, historians from different parts of Europe enriches the English language scholarship on the history of the international relations of the region. The volume is designed to be accessible and informative to both historians and wider audiences.

Edited by
Aliaksandr Piahanau

Contributors
Sorin Arhire, Ivan Basenko, Agne Cepinskyte, Oleg Ken, Tamás Magyarics, Halina Parafianowicz, Alexander Rupasov, Ignác Romsics and Artem Zorin.


Table of contents

INTRODUCTION – Aliaksandr Piahanau
PART ONE – GEOPOLITICS AND SECURITY
1. HUNGARY’S PLACE IN GERMAN SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN POLICY, 1919–1944 – Ignác Romsics
2. MOSCOW AND THE BALTIC STATES: EXPERIENCE OF RELATIONSHIPS, 1917–1939
– Oleg Ken and Alexander Rupasov
PART TWO – ECONOMY AND DIPLOMACY
3. BALANCING IN CENTRAL EUROPE: GREAT BRITAIN AND HUNGARY IN THE 1920S – Tamás Magyarics
4. BRITISH POLICY TOWARDS ROMANIA, 1936–41 – Sorin Arhire
5. AMERICAN POLICY TOWARDS CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1918–1945 – Artem Zorin
PART THREE – PROPAGANDA AND PERCEPTIONS
6. THE GREAT WAR AND THE POLISH QUESTION IN IMPERIAL RUSSIA: A CASE STUDY OF ITS REFLECTIONS IN KIEV’S PRESS, 1914–1917 – Ivan Basenko
7. THE BALTIC DREAM OF A ‘HANDICAPPED’ GREAT POWER: THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC’S POLICIES TOWARDS THE BALTIC-GERMANS – Agne Cepinskyte
8. HERBERT C. HOOVER AND POLAND, 1929–1933: BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY – Halina Parafianowicz

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