Inthe historiography of the Baltic countries, the Kingdom of Swedenthese days is most often painted as a benevolent force of moralsuperiority in history books filled with the collusion of Germany andRussia.Yet there is a darker side toSwedish-Baltic relations. As many in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuaniaknow, while Denmark and Norway refused to recognize the incorporationof the Baltic countries into the Soviet Union in 1940, Sweden gavethe act de jure recognition. And when the Soviet government demandedthe deportation of Baltic refugees who had fought on the side of theAx...
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