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East to get distracted by articles like this:
Giltner, "Trade in 'Phoney' Wartime," International History Review 1997:
German 1939 agreement to permit Danish trade followed from Danish deception and from German government's ignorance of the Danish economy.... Navy not 1/
foreign office made German foreign policy during 'Phoney War'....
As early as September 1939, the German foreign ministry recognized need to "ride shoulders of the military" in order to persuade Hitler to agree to its proposals.... The pattern persisted til '45. Danish 2/
agreement also illustrates a pattern in German-Danish relations: German experts ignorant of key facts about Denmark; their expertise ignored by senior levels of German government; Danes persuaded Germany to forgo steps that appeared to be in its own interests. 3/
... few in the finance & foreign ministries believed the war would be short or Blitzkrieg would succeed. But the navy still believed that it was facing a short war

"The agreement illustrates opportunities sometimes given to small weak states to exploit the needs and 4/
misperceptions of their more powerful neighbours and potential enemies."

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