The first wave of the Soviet oil offensive: The Anglo-American Alliance and the flow of ‘Red Oil’ to Finland during the 1950s

@article{JensenEriksen2007TheFW,
  title={The first wave of the Soviet oil offensive: The Anglo-American Alliance and the flow of ‘Red Oil’ to Finland during the 1950s},
  author={Niklas Jensen-Eriksen},
  journal={Business History},
  year={2007},
  volume={49},
  pages={348 - 366}
}
  • Niklas Jensen-Eriksen
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Business History
  • During the 1950s, many observers regarded the expansion of Soviet oil exports as a serious threat to Western political and economic interests. Finland was the first non-communist European country that started to buy Soviet oil on a large scale. This made the country vulnerable to Soviet political pressure. An examination of the Finnish case indicates that Anglo-American governments adopted a much more complex attitude towards the emergence of the Soviet Union as an exporter of oil than the Cold… CONTINUE READING
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