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Iceland: Reluctant Ally

reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. - 1962

coverTitle: Iceland: Reluctant Ally
Author(s): D. Neuchterlein
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Finally, there is the curiously important little Iceland: Reluctant Ally, by Donald Neuchterlein (Ithaca: Cornell Univer. Press, 1961. Pp. xiii + 213. $.50). Like many places in the world, Iceland has become tremendously important to the major powers because of its strategic advantages in the age of the fast airplane. An ancient nation, which has maintained an isolated integrity for over a thousand years, Iceland was ill prepared for the impact of World War II and the influx of foreigners, including large numbers of American troops, that the war years brought. Despite her joining NATO in 1949, the country's attitudes toward alliances with Europe and North America continue to be divided, oscillating, and ambivalent, and the maintenance of US defense forces on her soil remains a major issue in Icelandic politics. Of her four political parties, one is communist, a fact which is hard to explain in a country with strong... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 1, 1962, p. 89-89
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2984, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 12:33:09 PM

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