War in the periphery
the early Post War period the Faroes became a part of the
Danish/American geo-political sphere, a status which was
uphold during the whole Cold War Period. During the 1950’s
and early 1960’s Denmark, the US and NATO established
military and semi military installations in the Faroes.
Formally the Faroese Homerule Government had no ruling on
these matters, even though they tried to make their mark on
this development. Ever since these events, the question of
what role the Faroe Islands played within the Western Alliance
and who benefittet from this, has been a question of dispute,
among scholars as well as in public debate.