A THEORY OF SHELTER: ICELAND’S AMERICAN PERIOD (1941–2006)

@article{Thorhallsson2018ATO,
  title={A THEORY OF SHELTER: ICELAND’S AMERICAN PERIOD (1941–2006)},
  author={Baldur Thorhallsson and Sverrir Steinsson and Thorsteinn Kristinsson},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of History},
  year={2018},
  volume={43},
  pages={539 - 563}
}
This article is predicated on the assumption that small states need economic, political and societal shelter in order to prosper, and applies this theory to the case of Iceland in the period 1941–2006 – from the American occupation of Iceland to the closure of the US military base in the country. The authors argue that Iceland enjoyed essential shelter, for its development and prosperity, from the United States. The US also provided extensive diplomatic and military backing to Iceland, and… 

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