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Not really my area of any expertise, but I do recall Norwegians selecting the Krag-Jorgensen rifle when Sweden went with much better Mauser, only because both Krag and Jorgensen were Norwegian officers.

So they must have had something to arm with them rifles in the 1890 or so.

by pelgus on Thu Feb 17th, 2022 at 04:54:36 PM EST
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Yeah, I didn't remember correctly there (or remembered incorrect information). From somewhere I remembered that during the union Sweden and Norway was in theory equal, but Sweden had the military, prisons and foreign policy. Probably a simplification for the students, but then again it those you actually remember :)

There was a Norwegian military during the union, though a small one until 1885, after that there was general male conscription. All according to Norwegian wikipedia.

by fjallstrom on Fri Feb 18th, 2022 at 08:57:30 AM EST
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Aspects of the Union between Sweden and Norway (1814-1905)
| By Jan Normann Knutsen |

The way he waged the war: defensively, retreating to avoid major battles, demaged his reputation at that time and in the eyes of several subsequent Norwegian historians; while others have pointed to the fact that a union with Sweden was inevitable under the circumstances and that the conditions for peace were in all probability, the best that could be achieved.

Treaty of Kiel

After Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Leipzig (1813), Sweden repeated its 17th-century strategy by attacking Denmark from the south. With the Treaty of Kiel (January 14, 1814), Denmark gave up all its rights to Norway to the king of Sweden. It did not, however, relinquish its rights to the old Norwegian dependencies of Iceland, the Faroes, and Greenland, as England strongly opposed any buildup of Swedish power in the North Atlantic.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Feb 18th, 2022 at 01:55:10 PM EST
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