chapter  8
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In this chapter we have undertaken a comparative study of the development of three neighbouring countries, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. We shall not make any attempt to go into the kind of detailed treatment that was devoted to France and Germany. The aim is more to pick out the essential features of the growth of three small countries, depending very heavily on exporting to the industrialising countries of Europe which were geographically proximate to them. Yet despite this basic similarity, we shall be concerned also to mark out the important and substantial differences in the nature, timing and extent of economic change in all three.