The Debate on Denmark’s Defence 1900–1940
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Galster, K. - The Debate on Denmark’s Defence 1900–1940


democratic debate | Denmark's defence | realist foreign policy


Scandinavia | Politics | Neutral States | Origins and Pre-war | Legacy


This chapter endeavours to appraise Danish democracy's ability to formulate adequate defence policies in the period 1900-40. The e point of departure will be the state's key aims viz. Denmark's survival and integrity, as they were fundamental requirements for its effective foreign and defence policie…

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Galster, K., “The Debate on Denmark’s Defence 1900–1940”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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