Meddling in Middle Europe
Britain and the 'lands Between' 1919-1925eBook - 2005
This work addresses the much-ignored history of British policy towards Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland following the creation of nation states in Central Europe at the end of the First World War. Lojko convincingly argues that the absence of trust in the new political settlement and the discrediting of the traditional channels of diplomacy resulted in British influence in the region, being exerted mainly in the form of commercial and financial undertakings. While not always successful, the emergence of this new policy effected the development of diplomatic ties with these new nations. This resulted in the absence of significant diplomatic leverage, proving fatal in the late 1930's when the new system of nations was disintegrating as a result of escalating violence.
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 377 p.)