chapter  9
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The international scene


This chapter re¯ects the changes which have taken place on the international scene in the last 10 years with especially welcome developments in many countries in the former Russian bloc. The layout follows the previous edition in a division into separate continents; however, the countries in Europe are here listed alphabetically. In addition to those which have been revised ± Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, India, Israel, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States, Russia ± there are new entries from a number of countries, mainly European, which were not included in the last edition. These include Flanders (the northern Flemish speaking part of Belgium), Bulgaria, the Baltic countries ± the Estonian Republic (fortunate to be able to establish training with the ®nancial support of an Estonian expatriate), Latvia, Lithuania ± Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia (although Yugoslavia featured in the previous edition and that forms the basis for this account), Switzerland and New Zealand.