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Algo Rämmer


The League of Nations initiated an intellectual cooperation movement in the 1920s to propagate humanistic principles of universal cultural policy to ease political tensions. In 1934, after signing the Baltic Entente treaty, attempts began to include cultural collaboration in addition to the political movement. The key role in developing the strategy of cultural cooperation was played by the regional conferences of national committees of intellectual cooperation, organized in 1935–1938. In my paper, I will analyze the standards of these cooperation movements, the decisions, and the process of achieving a consensus. The purpose of the paper is to show the emergence of the concept “being Baltic”, discuss how the common cultural body developed, and identify factors or events that strengthened and/or hindered this process.


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