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The Napoleon War


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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:

21st October 2009
 


311 Comments:
 
9 days ago #9288736        

Generally the reason Danes and swedes have a bit of a weird relationship is the 27 fucking wars between us. No two countries have as many wars fought between them as Denmark and Sweden



19 days ago #9281657        

@sypueria Yup ;)



sypueria

20 M
20 days ago #9281575        

@KofodDane what can we say... norway got a sweet ass



28 days ago #9276757        

Awwwwww...!
Denmark was so nice to free Norway from his hands, so that Sweden couldn't touch him, and then Sweden takes Norway anyway!
DAMN YOU SWEDEEEEEENNNN!!!!!!!!! \(>O<)/



2 months ago #9269668        

#9268680
@Mordio
"...the large Danish-Norwegian fleet..."
But mostly Norwegian.
At least that's what we're taught in School.



2 months ago #9268680        

Actually, Denmark-Norway never willingly sided with Napoleon's France. At the start of the wars, they declared themselves neutral.

The reason Denmark ended up on Napoleon's side was Britains fault. Here is a short excerpt from the Wikipedia article on the Napoleonic wars:

"In early September 1807, Britain attacked neutral Denmark, conducting a naval bombardment of Copenhagen in order to make Denmark surrender its fleet. The large Danish fleet posed a possible threat in that it might replace many of the ships France had lost at Trafalgar in 1805. The British attack led Denmark to join the war on the side of France"

In short, Britain pre-emptively attacked Denmark because they were afraid of the strength of the Danish fleet. ^^



sneachda

17 F
2 months ago #9266963        

Aouch, poor Denmark!
This is very instructive though! :D



4 months ago #9228483        

Truth, turned into comedy. haha



5 months ago #9215736        

@Shitzadorina everything works out :D and everyone is happy... now :)



5 months ago #9215348        

@Penguin I guess that's true, and then we had to let you go. And now we're friends. Yay!



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