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AuthorVandenbosch, Amry. author
TitleDutch Foreign Policy Since 1815 [electronic resource] : A Study in Small Power Politics / by Amry Vandenbosch
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1959
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Descript XII, 318 p. online resource


This study was begun in 1937 with the help of a research grant from the Social Science Research Council and a semester's sabbatical from the University of Kentucky. It was interrupted by the pressure of events, governmental service during the war and the flood of students following it. A Fulbright lectureship at Leiden University during 1957-58 finally gave me the opporยญ tunity to bring it to completion. I am deeply indebted to the Social Science Research Council and wish to express my appreciยญ ation for its aid. I wish also to express my gratitude to the Uniยญ versity of Kentucky for the semester's sabbatical in 1937-38 and the year's sabbatical in 1957-58. Without this generous aid the study could not have been made. I wish to thank the personnel of the Royal Library, the Peace Palace Library and the library of the States-General, all at The Hague, and of Leiden University library for their never failing courtesy and unwearied assistance. I am also indebted to a number of persons in the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, chiefly in the archives division. That their help was not more extensive was not due to unwillingness on their part to be of service. To the University of California Press I am indebted for perยญ mitting me to draw heavily on a chapter of my book, The Dutch East Indies, which was published by it but is now out of print


I. Introduction -- II. Formulation and Control of Foreign Policy -- Constitutional Provisions, -- New Policy Brings Fresh Constitutional Revision, -- Practice, -- Procedures in the Chambers, -- Discontent with the Conduct of Foreign Relations, -- Small Power Caution, -- III. The Foreign Office and the Foreign Service -- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, -- The Department of Foreign Affairs, -- The Diplomatic Service, -- World War II and after, -- IV. The New Kingdom and Power Politics -- Power Politics creates a Buffer State, -- Brief Role as a strong Second-Class Power, -- Separation of Belgium, -- V. The Luxembourg Affair -- VI. The Boer War -- VII. The North Sea Declaration -- VIII. The Fortification of Flushing -- IX. Precarious Neutrality in World War I -- Economic Difficulties, -- Netherlands Overseas Trust, -- Requisitioning of Dutch Vessels, -- Menace of War, -- Protection of the Interests of the Nationals of Belligerents, -- Popular Support of Governmental Policy, -- Dutch Fear of Allied Disfavor, -- Revolutionary Disorders, -- Asylum for the German Emperor, -- X. Relations with the Vatican -- XI. Great Netherlands Idea -- Early Pan-Netherlands Movement, -- Pan-Nether- landism and Historical Writing, -- Flemish Activism and Pan-Netherlandism, -- South Africa and Pan- Netherlandism, -- Growth of Afrikaner Nationality, -- Brief Political History, 1910-1939, -- The Netherlands and South Africa in World War II and after, -- XII. The Hague as Peace Laboratory -- XIII. League of Nations Policy -- An Agonizing Reappraisal, -- Early Reactions to the League, -- The Geneva Protocol, -- Limitation of Armaments, -- Support and Failure of Sanctions, -- Flight from the System of Collective Security, -- XIV. Colonies Complicate Small Power Politics I -- The Achinese War, -- Fear of Neutrality Violation by the Russian Fleet, -- Oil Troubles the Waters, -- The Washington Conference, -- Netherlands Indies and China, -- Relations with the Moslem World, -- Difficulties in the west, -- Influence of Dependencies on Netherlands International Position, -- XV. Colonies Complicate Small Power Politics II -- Relations with Japan, -- Japanese Southward Policy, -- Diplomatic Events after the Outbreak of World War II, -- German Occupation of the Netherlands, -- XVI. Relations with Belgium -- Movements for Closer Relations, -- Belgium Desires Revision of the Treaties of 1839, -- Navigation and Control of the Scheldt, -- Belgium Demands at the Paris Peace Conference, -- Dutch Reactions, -- Belgian-Dutch Negotiations under Auspices of the Great Powers, -- The Treaty of 1925, -- Toward Cordial Relations, 1927โ{128}{147}1940, -- XVII. Relations with Germany: Failure of Neutrality -- Effect of German Unification on Dutch Security, -- Economic Relations, -- Hitlerian Deceit, -- In Defense of the Neutral Policy, -- XVIII. Reorientation of Policy -- The United Nations, -- Relations with Indonesia, -- Final Abandonment of Neutrality, -- European Integration, -- Conclusion,

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