Norway
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Norway

Constitutional monarchy under Regent Haakon VII (r. 1905–1957). Norway’s attitude to the World War is only understandable in view of the fact that Norway had only achieved independence from Sweden in 1905, and that Great Britain was Norway’s most important guarantor nation. These security policy considerations, the mainstay of Norway’s foreign policy, were strengthened by a corresponding trade policy orientation. The war having begun, Norway followed Sweden’s lead on August 8, 1914, by iss…

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Bohn, Robert, “Norway”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 17 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0441>
First published online: 2015



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