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Wolf, Susanne - Introduction


Europe | fiscal clout | Hague Conventions | Netherlands | politically savvy nation | Snijders


This introductory chapter talks about the two eventful decades, of the twentieth century, for the countries of Europe, indeed for most of the countries of the world. The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 established the Netherlands, in Dutch eyes at least, as an unallied but politically savvy nation whose contribution to world affairs would no longer depend on military …

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Wolf, Susanne, “Introduction”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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