Meddling in Middle Europe
Britain and the 'Lands Between' 1919-1926
This work addresses the much-ignored history of British policy towards Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland following the creation of nation states in Central Europe at the end of the First World War. Lojkó convincingly argues that the absence of trust in the new political settlement and the discrediting of the traditional channels of diplomacy resulted in British influence in the region, being exerted mainly in the form of commercial and financial undertakings. While not always successful, the emergence of this new policy affected the development of diplomatic ties with these new nations.Yet no lasting diplomatic leverage resulted from this British involvement, and the absence of such influence proved fatal in the late 1930's when the new system of nations was disintegrating under the pressure of escalating violence.
About the Author
Miklós Lojkó is a Ph.D graduate of the University of Cambridge, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of English and American Studies of Eötvös Loránd University as well as Academic Writing Instructor at the Department of History of the Central European University.
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