Ambassaden i paradiset by Lovisa Lamm

By Lovisa Lamm

»Sverige är ett modigt litet land. below ledning av sin kung säger svenskarna ifrån.«

Så beskriver Nordkoreas ledare Kim Il Sung Sverige i samband med öppnandet av den svenska ambassaden i Pyongyang 1975. less than 26 år förblir Sverige det enda västlandet med en beskickning i den kommunistiska folkrepubliken. Ambassaden är en del av en storslagen svensk exportsatsning. Nordkorea betraktas som ett ekonomiskt less than och svenska storföretag tror sig ha upptäckt det nya Japan.Året innan ambassaden öppnas föds Kim i en liten by way of i norra delen av landet. Han kommer som Flykting until Sverige 2005. Inte långt från Kims through flyttar Kerstin Molitor och hennes guy in i januari 1979 som ett led i den svenska satsningen. Ambassaden i Pyongyang har utgjort en unik utkikspost i världens mest slutna land.Med utgångspunkt från sin resa until landet, tidigare hemligstämplade UD-rapporter och Säpo-protokoll tecknar Lovisa Lamm en omtumlande och komplex bild av Nordkorea och Sveriges relation until denna säregna kingdom.

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Pressure on Ceylon diminished as swiftly as it began. The Japanese returned their fleet to the Pacific and landed troops on the Solomon Islands on April 6. Cripps took Nehru and Azad to meet with Wavell on the evening of April 4. The commander-in-chief listened silently to both Congress Party leaders, neither of whom really trusted him. The feeling was mutual. ” Wavell reassured Cripps, as well as Churchill, that “I am doing my utmost . . to go to furthest limit possible on question of defence in order to secure acceptance of scheme put forward by H.

29 Gandhi also endorsed a new suggestion by Azad that representatives of the Congress working committee and the Muslim League meet as soon as possible to resolve their deadlock without further British involvement. A week later, Harijan’s lead offered Gandhi’s response to “British friends” who asked how they could “retire” from India without knowing to whom they should leave their Raj. “Leave India to God,” he told them. ”31 He expected it to start in one or two months, an estimate that proved only a month premature.

Feeling more optimistic, Cripps wired Churchill after midnight on April 9, 1942, telling him: “Owing to very efficient and wholehearted help of Col. ”73 Johnson just finished meeting with Nehru and Cripps again, devising a formula that all three felt certain would bring the Congress Party to accept the offer. Instead of putting an Indian member in charge of an insignificant, newly created department, they would give him the old “Defence Department” itself to run. At the same time they would create a new “War Department,” which the commander-in-chief could control, thus allowing him to enjoy all his former powers under a different department’s name.

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