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Constitutional monarchy, ruler Christian X (ruled 1912–1947). Since the annexation of Schleswig-Holstein (1867) by the Prussian State, and the measures of Germanization in North Schleswig, the mood in Denmark had been decidedly anti-German. The army and navy were mobilized at the outbreak of war, owing to fears that, because of its control of access to routes to the Baltic, the country might become the target of British or German military operations. The Royal Navy, however, exercised restraint. Germany, for its part, contented itself with the demand that the Grea…

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Bohn, Robert, “Denmark”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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