"In a Class by Itself": Cold War Politics and Finland's Position vis-à-vis the United Nations, 1945–1956

@article{Gtz2008InAC,
  title={"In a Class by Itself": Cold War Politics and Finland's Position vis-{\`a}-vis the United Nations, 1945–1956},
  author={Norbert G{\"o}tz},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={71 - 96}
}
  • N. Götz
  • Published 10 April 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
From the mid-1950s on, the United Nations (UN) provided a forum for Finland to have an international presence despite its status as a neutral country in the Cold War. But until 1955, Finland's bid to join the UN was blocked by the Soviet Union. The inability to gain admission caused some Finns to favor staying outside the UN, a view that gained its widest circulation in the latter half of 1950 after the UN had been invoked to respond to North Korea's attack on South Korea. Nonetheless, although… 
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