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Sweden After Nazism : Politics and Culture in the Wake of the Second World War (Hardcover) (Johan

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As a nominally neutral power during the Second World War, Sweden in the early postwar era has received comparatively little attention from historians. Nonetheless, as this definitive study shows, the war-and particularly the specter of Nazism-changed Swedish society profoundly. Prior to 1939, many Swedes shared an unmistakable affinity for German culture, and even after the outbreak of hostilities there remained prominent apologists for the Third Reich. After the Allied victory, however, Swedish intellectuals reframed Nazism as a discredited, distinctively German phenomenon rooted in militarism and Romanticism. Accordingly, Swedes' self-conception underwent a dramatic reformulation. From this interplay of suppressed traditions and bright dreams for the future, postwar Sweden emerged.

Number of Pages: 346
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Johan u00d6stling
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 51135146
UPC: 9781785331428
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8804

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