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The Finnish Neutrality — Its New Forms and Future

  • Teija Tiilikainen
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Abstract

Neutrality constituted the core of Finnish foreign and security policy during the Cold War era. Finland then belonged to those small European states which had to balance between the two superpowers and their allies. The Finnish policy of neutrality leaned on firm domestic support implying that no alternative policy lines were seriously proposed.

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Security Policy Crisis Management European Economic Community Popular Opinion European Unification 
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