Several Observations about the Relations between Baltic Diplomats and the US Department of State
Keywords:Baltic diplomats, US Department of State, diplomatic relations, Cold War
The US, refusing to recognise the annexation and occupation of the Baltic States, did not break diplomatic relations with them after 1940. Legations, consulates general and / or consulates of these countries continued to operate in Washington, New York and Chicago. Acting together, the Baltic diplomats were organized and united; they maintained regular contact with the US Department of State. The relations of the four countries were businesslike and friendly.