Sweden-Norway at the Berlin conference 1884-85 : history, national identity-making and Sweden's relations with Africa. Nilsson, D. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
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The image of Sweden is one of a small, democratic and peace-loving country without the moral burden of a colonial past. However, in this Current African Issues publication, the notion that Sweden lacks a colonial past in Africa is brought into question. At the Berlin Conference 1884-85, the rules for colonisation of Africa were agreed upon among a handful of white men. With the blessing of King Oscar II, the united kingdoms of Sweden-Norway participated in the Berlin conference, ratified the resulting convention and signed a trade agreement with King Leopold's International Congo Association. Thereafter, hundreds of Swedish militaries, seamen and missionaries took an active part in the brutal colonial project in the Congo. What was Sweden-Norway really doing at the Berlin Conference and in the ensuing Scramble for Africa? Is it now time to re-assess Swedish identity in relation to Africa, an identity so far centered on colonial innocence?
@book{nilsson_sweden-norway_2013,
	location = {Uppsala},
	title = {Sweden-Norway at the Berlin conference 1884-85 : history, national identity-making and Sweden's relations with Africa},
	isbn = {978-91-7106-738-8},
	url = {http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1793},
	shorttitle = {Sweden-Norway at the Berlin conference 1884-85},
	abstract = {The image of Sweden is one of a small, democratic and peace-loving country without the moral burden of a colonial past. However, in this Current African Issues publication, the notion that Sweden lacks a colonial past in Africa is brought into question. At the Berlin Conference 1884-85, the rules for colonisation of Africa were agreed upon among a handful of white men. With the blessing of King Oscar {II}, the united kingdoms of Sweden-Norway participated in the Berlin conference, ratified the resulting convention and signed a trade agreement with King Leopold's International Congo Association. Thereafter, hundreds of Swedish militaries, seamen and missionaries took an active part in the brutal colonial project in the Congo. What was Sweden-Norway really doing at the Berlin Conference and in the ensuing Scramble for Africa? Is it now time to re-assess Swedish identity in relation to Africa, an identity so far centered on colonial innocence?},
	publisher = {Nordiska Afrikainstitutet},
	author = {Nilsson, David},
	urldate = {2018-12-17},
	date = {2013}
}
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