The present pattern of security in Scandinavia — often somewhat imprecisely called ‘the Nordic balance’ — grew out of the post-war ‘correlation of forces’. By and large, this pattern has proved successful over the years in keeping tension low in the region. However, the ‘correlation of forces’ has not been stagnant.


Nordic Country Security Policy Foreign Minister Security Pattern Soviet Policy 
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Notes and References

  1. 13.
    Hugo Grotius, ‘De Jure Belli ac Pacis’ (Westport, Conn.: Universal classics library, Hyperion Press, 1979) Vol. I, p.lix.Google Scholar
  2. 14.
    Sigmund Freud ‘Reflections upon War and Death’, in Character and Culture (New York: Collier Books, 1963) p. 111.Google Scholar
  3. 16.
    Czeslaw Milosz, The Captive Mind (New York: Vingate Books, 1981) pp. 4–5.Google Scholar

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© Ingemar Lindahl 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingemar Lindahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish National Defense Research AgencyStockholmSweden

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