Proceeding from my broader interest in Nordic identity and regionalism, I have in particular focused on the movements in World War I-period Sweden, Finland and Estonia that advocated a form of activist Swedish foreign policy. Hoping to see Sweden ally itself with Germany and enter the war against Russia, they expected to see a Swedish re-conquest of Finland and the Baltic Provinces (which had been Swedish in the 17th century). The involved Finns and Estonians genuinely looked upon neutral Sweden as a possible saviour, and forged links with radical conservative (proto-radical right wing) movements in Sweden. This project has produced this far a number of journal articles and a special issue of the Estonian Historical Journal (co-edited with Carl Marklund).

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