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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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