A Consequence of the Second World War: The Belgrade Agreement (August, 18, 1948) and its Consequences upon the Navigation on the Danube

Today, the Belgrade Agreement (August, 18, 1948) is, with minor revisions, the official document that regulates the navigation on the Danube. The Convention is not unfavorable to small Danube riparian states, but the undiplomatic and unceremonial treatment applied to the great Western powers (especially Great Britain, France and the United States) when the text was drafted and voted had serious consequences on trade and navigation on the Danube. The economic spoliation of the small Danubian communist countries by their Soviet “comrade”, and the manner in which Stalin circumvented the principles of the Belgrade Convention along with his conflict with the Jugoslavian leader, Tito, managed to negatively affect the navigation on the Danube. The Danube’s “Thaw”, occurred after Stalin’s death (after 1953), managed to partially correct the wrong that had been committed – the Danube’s removal from the great international commercial routes.


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  • Accession Number: 01484338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2013 11:48AM