No room for neutrality?

The uncommitted European nations and the economic Cold War in the 1950s

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Abstract

When the United States and its leading Western European allies decided at the end of the 1940s to limit exports of strategic raw materials, products, and technology to communist countries, this policy came into conflict with the desire of many non-communist European countries not to take part in the East-West conflict. Many of these nations were also eager to trade with Eastern Europe. In this chapter, we explore the role of neutral countries in the context of Western embargo. Such an exercise was last completed in 1968, although many scholars have since looked at individual countries. We seek answers to a few interrelated key questions: How did the Western alliance, and in particular the United States, try to incorporate Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, and Ireland within the Western alliance’s export control system, usually known as the CoCom? 1 How did these neutral countries respond? How successful were the Americans and their allies in their efforts?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmall and Medium Powers in Global History : Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the 18th to the 20th Centuries
EditorsJari Eloranta, Eric Golson, Peter Hedberg, Maria Cristina Moreira
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2019
Pages213-230
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-74454-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-18094-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NamePerspectives in Economic and Social History
PublisherRoutledge

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

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Jensen-Eriksen, N. (2019). No room for neutrality? The uncommitted European nations and the economic Cold War in the 1950s. In J. Eloranta, E. Golson, P. Hedberg, & M. C. Moreira (Eds.), Small and Medium Powers in Global History: Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the 18th to the 20th Centuries (pp. 213-230). (Perspectives in Economic and Social History). Abingdon: Routledge.
Jensen-Eriksen, Niklas. / No room for neutrality? The uncommitted European nations and the economic Cold War in the 1950s. Small and Medium Powers in Global History: Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the 18th to the 20th Centuries. editor / Jari Eloranta ; Eric Golson ; Peter Hedberg ; Maria Cristina Moreira. Abingdon : Routledge, 2019. pp. 213-230 (Perspectives in Economic and Social History).
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Jensen-Eriksen, N 2019, No room for neutrality? The uncommitted European nations and the economic Cold War in the 1950s. in J Eloranta, E Golson, P Hedberg & MC Moreira (eds), Small and Medium Powers in Global History: Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the 18th to the 20th Centuries. Perspectives in Economic and Social History, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 213-230.

No room for neutrality? The uncommitted European nations and the economic Cold War in the 1950s. / Jensen-Eriksen, Niklas.

Small and Medium Powers in Global History: Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the 18th to the 20th Centuries. ed. / Jari Eloranta; Eric Golson; Peter Hedberg; Maria Cristina Moreira. Abingdon : Routledge, 2019. p. 213-230 (Perspectives in Economic and Social History).

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Jensen-Eriksen N. No room for neutrality? The uncommitted European nations and the economic Cold War in the 1950s. In Eloranta J, Golson E, Hedberg P, Moreira MC, editors, Small and Medium Powers in Global History: Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the 18th to the 20th Centuries. Abingdon: Routledge. 2019. p. 213-230. (Perspectives in Economic and Social History).