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Come and get it Big Boy



Denmark did at one point hit rock bottom. We were losing land fast, and finally the king just had to accept that Denmark was never going to be a great empire again. In desperation he tried to give Denmark away to Prussia, but not even they wanted us! The king even asked them three times, but every time the answer was, “No. Fuck off”! D:

There were various reasons why they didn’t want Denmark at the time. One was out of fear of pissing off England and France who would see that move as an attempt to become a colonial power, and even though Denmark wasn’t worth much on it’s own it could have done a lot of damage in Prussia’s hands, what with still owning Greenland, Iceland and the Virgin Islands, not to mention controlling all shipping in and out of the Baltic Sea. Denmark didn’t have the means to do much with those areas, but Prussia could have placed military bases on them. USA, Russia, England and France would have seen that as quite a threat.

But one of the reasons was also that the Danes didn’t speak German, and at the time Prussia was more interest in collection the German speaking countries rather than just hoard land.

Nazi Germany taking over Denmark had noting to do with Prussia not wanting us. He’s just there for comedic effect. :D

26th December 2010
 


648 Comments:
 
Svamlet

25 M
2 months ago #9235332        

Denmark hardly controlled all the shipping into the Baltic by this point. You could and still can enter the Baltic through the Göta Channel in Sweden.



3 months ago #9205619        

"Preußen ist genial"

...according to Google Translate at least.



6 months ago #9142791        

I was quite surprised when I learned how many islands you guys have.



aman3003

100 M
7 months ago #9133928        

According to Napoleon Prussia was hatched from a cannonball.



7 months ago #9133774        


Well life goes on, ashes to ashes @mrnewwanderer
Goodnight my freind



7 months ago #9133768        

@CharlesXI I wasn't just referring to Icelandic history. But to everyone. History as we know it will one day be forgotten and replaced by what-will-be the current history.



7 months ago #9133762        

@mrnewwanderer
Yep, whilst your Icelandic history is short (except for the history's behind that) Scottish history will live forever and has been found more and more over the years. As well as the Iron Age. I was driving with my family when we came upon a field that had an iron aged standing stone right in the middle! Although Scotland did lose a lot of land from the English as in the early years the Scottish border was down to Yorkshire and growing plus we also had the Isle of Man witch is now self governed. I can tell this by driving around. The north of England (rightful Scottish land) looks just like Scotland!



7 months ago #9133743        

@CharlesXI I know that we can always document it, but what I meant is that the next generations won't find the current events as historic as we do. For example, my great grandfather witnessed the British occupation of Iceland in 1940 when the navy reached the Reykjavík harbour at 7 AM, he was there to see our King Christian X to bid Icelanders farewell when Iceland became a republic. I find those things amazing but they are more legendary to me while it's historic to my grandfather. When I die, the young generation won't know about it since there won't be anyone to tell them about it, they might know about it but it won't be historic to them. Eventually history itself will absorb all events which we consider important or what we have actually experienced.. Tolkien may have exaggerated about few of that industrial thing (yes, he was kind of technophobic and hated huge manufacturing industries. I guess had a semi-good reason though) but his post-modernism sounded very truthful.



7 months ago #9133652        

@mrnewwanderer
Well Tolkein is known to egsadurate a little as I've found out in The Hoobit (he drags on a lot)
But it's true we can't really know about the ancient civilisations that consumed the world thousands of years ago. The world is still young ;) but that was then when people didn't write or script. Know however we can detail and write down what happened years ahead 0-0



7 months ago #9133642        

@CharlesXI It is isn't it? The most wonderful thing about it is that it expands as we breathe. :) But it everyone has a unique view on personal history or known history (for example, we're aware of the Franco-Prussian war and the French Revolution, but it is not as historic for us since there are none today who live to tell the tales). The sad thing about history is as Tolkien said: History becomes legend, legend becomes myth and will eventually be forgotten. Who knows? Maybe after 2000 years or so from now, the world wars might be forgotten. Just as Spartacus was history once, now he's just a legend.



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