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The Napoleon War


Never mess with a neat-freak!

This is the main reason why Norway and Denmark still feel a bit funny about Sweden even today. HISTORY TIME!

The Napoleon war was basically with France one on side and England on the other, with each of them having a number of countries supporting them. At the beginning most countries supported France, and Sweden was one of the few who supported England from the very beginning.
As the war went on, more and more countries left France and went over to England, with Denmark as one of the very few who stayed with France to the bitter end.

When England won, Denmark was of course seen as one of the big loosers who deserved to be punished for staying on the "evil" side, so it was seen as only fair that Sweden got Norway. The Danes were ready to just give in and get it over with, but the Dane who had been put in charge of Norway suggested that they allowed Norway to break loose from Denmark instead. That way Sweden couldn’t touch them.

Denmark agreed to do this, and Norway finally got it’s own constitution. But that didn’t stop Sweden. When they were told Denmark could no longer hand Norway over, Sweden simply invaded Norway and took it by force. That was the last war between the Scandinavian countries.

You gotta' love how Sweden went from being one of the "good guys" to being a jerk. History is fun like that. :XD:


22nd October 2009

Tagged in Norway Denmark Sweden

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5 days ago #9401102        
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Erik, I'm pretty sure they mean "evil" and "good" in the sense that the victors of the war get to write history, as the cliche goes. That's not entirely true, but at least at the moment when they were deciding the fate of the Norwegians, England was able to dictate terms, and so the British view of good/evil was the one that mattered at that moment. I agree that in true moral terms, the picture is fuzzy at the very least, it's hardly WWII where true good and evil were involved. The terms in this context were very much tongue in cheek, and really meant winners and losers.

P.S. The word is properly spelled "losing," "loose" is the opposite of tight, not win. It's a common mistake, which drives me nuts, although it's obviously far more excusable in someone whose native language is not English. Most people who are native speakers make that mistake, too...



25 days ago #9394239        
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Well, Sweden didn't actually have controll over Norway tho, haha
"just building up a big army to fight sweden, choosing the king, making new languages, making laws, nothing to see here sweden!"



1 month ago #9388471        
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Fun History (except for Norway).



dani7400

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2 months ago #9376905        
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@Keichwoud I am with you!!!!
after my beer



2 months ago #9376513        
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@Svear Yes you're good now. We however always were... ;)



Svear

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3 months ago #9371134        
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Hey, brothers fight.. We've grown up since!



5 months ago #9348500        
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I love this



Erik

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6 months ago #9333142        
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Not sure if you can really say Napoleon was evil by the standards of the day. He publicly spoke out against torture. He generally removed privileges in countries he occupied and made it more merit based. Laws were modernised. He standardised things such as measurements and based it on more properly scientific quantities than the length of the kings foot. As with most people, it is hard to classify anybody has purely good or evil. Napoleon was both a megalomaniac and a forward thinking leader. I'd hardly call the English the good side has they unprovoked terror bombed Copenhagen killing civilians and burning the danish-norwegian fleet.



udac

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6 months ago #9328151        
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Bad Sweden, bad Sweden.



Zanmato

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7 months ago #9315242        
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I work at a bar in Aalborg, and we have a LOT of Swedes coming by. Whenever they get too much to drink, and that's all the time, this whole Denmark/Sweden thing comes up. These days it's like talking about a legendary football match or something, no real hard feelings. But you guys are absolutely right in saying there's a 'thing' between us, that won't soon be forgotten.



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