FOREIGN TRADE: Scandinavia Closed

On the day when Denmark awoke last week to find scuttle-helmeted Nazi infantrymen patroling its streets the U. S. awoke minus a $500,000-a-day export trade. Choking off the seaborne trade of the three Scandinavians as the U. S. S. R. had already choked the commerce of Good Customer Finland, Adolf Hitler had over night cut more than 5% from U. S. export trade, nearly 4% from her imports.

How else Blitzkrieg would affect U. S. business no man could say. Scandinavian trade is a complicated network which taps world ports from the Thames...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!