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  History of Norway - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Norway's power was weakened during this period by the loss of a large part of the population during the Black Death pandemic of 1349–1351.
In 1814 Denmark-Norway was defeated in the Napoleonic wars and the king was forced to cede Norway to the king of Sweden in the Treaty of Kiel (January 14).
Norway is today one of the worlds biggest oil exporters(Behind Saudi Arabia).The national economy is heavily based upon the oil.The nations shipping fleet is on a decline, after being the largest in the world during the 1980's and 1990's.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/History_of_Norway   (2663 words)

 Norway - MSN Encarta
Norway is divided into 19 counties (fylker), consisting of the city of Oslo and 18 large county areas.
Norway is a pioneer in social welfare legislation and today offers its citizens one of the most comprehensive systems in the world.
Norway is a member of the United Nations (UN) and maintains a small peacekeeping force for use under UN auspices.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556517_9/Norway.html   (563 words)

 History of Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Their early history is lost in the fabulous tales of the bards.
In Norway she was not only made ruler for life, but her nephew, Eric of Pomerania, was acknowledged as the lawful heir.
Norway was one of the signers of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949 and was a founding member of the United Nations.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/norway.html   (1648 words)

 Norway History & Norway Culture | iExplore.com
The known history of the country begins in the 9th century AD and is based on the Viking sagas, supported by archaeological evidence, and the explorations of Viking adventurers who colonized the Scottish islands, parts of the Scottish and Irish mainlands, Iceland and (for a while) Greenland.
Norway is a constitutional monarchy with a unicameral 165-seat Parliament, the Storting, elected by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies for a four-year term.
Norway is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and hence the so-called ‘European Economic Area’, which is an amalgam of EU and EFTA members united in a free-trade zone and created in 1991.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Norway/History   (1344 words)

 A Brief History of Norway
Norway was converted to Christianity in the 11th century.
Norway was occupied for the rest of the war.
Norway soon recovered from the war and the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s were years of prosperity.
www.localhistories.org /norway.html   (1474 words)

 Norway History
During this period the political center of gravity in Norway moved from the southwest to the districts surrounding the Oslofjord.
Norway's Council of the Realm was disbanded, and the Norwegian church lost its autonomy.
The social democratic party in Norway was heavily committed to curbing communist influence both in political life and in the mass organizations such as the trade unions; and the struggle ended in victory.
www.web-by-deb.com /reference/refhistoryn.htm   (6689 words)

 History of Norway - Uncyclopedia
The history of Norway is in the words of a famous swedish historian "a big collection of letters and numbers".
Norway was built by the Danish King Bogus VIII by accident after a heavy flu resulted in him sneezing a big blurb onto his precious map of the Danish Kingdom.
Until recently, Norway was ruled by a coalition of satanic Black Metalers and right-wing fanatics, lead by the infamous Kjell Magne Bondevik.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/History_of_Norway   (1253 words)

 World History Blog: Norway 1940
Norway 1940 - Describes the German invasion, with Orders of Battle, battle descriptions, historical background, and politics, concentrating on the Norwegian side of the conflict.
The aggressive stance of especially Britain toward Norway, and the apparent weakness of the Norwegian defense and unwillingness of Norway to take fight to defend its neutrality convinced Hitler that there was a real threat toward the Iron ore supply from Sweden, which was very important to Germany at this stage of the war.
In Norway there was an increasing uneasiness over the situation, and the days before the 9th of April a number of disturbing news and rumors came, that in retrospect pointed clearly at the upcoming invasion.
world-history-blog.blogspot.com /2004/12/norway-1940.html   (463 words)

 Norway — Infoplease.com
Norway is situated in the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula.
Margaret Maid of Norway - Margaret Maid of Norway, 1283–90, queen of Scotland (1286–90), daughter of Eric II of...
Norway: land of the midnight sun: Winter is a dark time in northern Norway.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107851.html   (957 words)

 Norway History
Norway traces its proud history to the Vikings, whose legendary seafaring skills took them to almost every place reachable by water.
During the early 19th century, Norway tried to reestablish its own sovereignty and in 1815, Sweden conceded an independent Norway in union with Sweden.
Though Norway provided its citizens with a model society in many ways, it also faced the burdensome economic consequences of such a society but has continued to enjoy, for the most part, enviable stability and prosperity.
www.nationbynation.com /Norway/History1.html   (273 words)

 History of Norway Times
Norway Times is as much an heirloom as your grandparent's faded old photographs, yet it is as cutting-edge modern and as tuned-in to the 21st century as the Internet, which it is now joining with an online edition.
Immigration from Norway dwindled to a mere trickle in the late 1920s and 1930s, and the use of the Norwegian language declined with the passing of each generation.
As Norway's free press was tied down by the Nazi occupying forces, Nordisk Tidende became the semi-official mouthpiece of the Norwegian resistance and the exiled government.
www.norway-times.com /history.html   (2978 words)

 Norway Country History - Multimedia - MSN Encarta
Norway became a Danish province, and Lutheranism became the official religion.
Norway became a part of Sweden, but its colonies remained part of Denmark.
Norway's economy expanded greatly as a result of petroleum and natural gas production in the North Sea.
uk.encarta.msn.com /media_1481500361/Norway_Country_History.html   (309 words)

 Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Norway is one of the Nordic countries, occupying the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula, with a total area of 323 878 sq km.
It is bordered by the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea in the west, Russia, Finland and Sweden in the east, and the Skagerrak (an arm of the North Sea) in the south.
Norway is a constitutional monarchy which means that the constitution decrees that the country should be ruled by a monarch.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/norway.htm   (1692 words)

 Norway Info - Articles - Outline of Norway's history
The Kalmar Union is formed as a result of the dynastic ties between Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, the geographical position of the Scandinavian states, and the growing influence of Germans in the Baltic.
Norway remains tied to Denmark and becomes a Danish province in 1536.
Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairss Thorvald Stoltenberg is appointed peace negotiator to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
www.cyberclip.com /Katrine/NorwayInfo/Articles/HistOutline.html   (542 words)

 APPENDIX A HISTORY OF NORWAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Although Norway had been declared extinct as a separate realm in 1536, and was indeed a full dependency of Denmark, it continued to be thought and spoken of as a separate realm.
In'1844 Norway had her own naval flag, instead of that of Sweden, and the Royal seal was changed to meet with Norwegian approval.
Norway has a tremendous resource in these areas and today is at the front of technology in offshore exploration.
users.bestweb.net /~n2sa/history.html   (6940 words)

 Norway Info - Articles - The history of Norway
The troubled times led tribes to establish defence systems such as forts, and on the eastern banks of Norway's largest lake, Mjøsa, the remains of these are evident over a stretch of 50 km.
During this period the political centre of gravity in Norway moved from the southwest to the districts surrounding the Oslofjord.
During the short interval from 1989 to 1990, Norway had a non-socialist coalition government comprising the Conservatives, the Christian Democrats and the Centre Party, with Conservative Jan P. Syse as Prime Minister.
www.cyberclip.com /Katrine/NorwayInfo/Articles/HistNorw.html   (6716 words)

 Local History World Wide - Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The dominant local history genres today are on the one hand the bygdebok (literally "local rural community book", here taken to include also histories of larger districts, towns and cities) and on the other hand the annuals and other periodicals published by local history societies etc.
One is the general rendering of the history of the community (rural community, city, town or district).
The other kind is the gards- og slektshistorie ("farm and family history", "Ortsfamilienbücher"), where the history of each individal farm and of the families which have inhabited and run the farm down through the ages, are accounted for in great detail.
www.localhistory.no /countries/norway.html   (688 words)

 Norway Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Norway is like some ancient saga come to life.
Norway is a ruggedly beautiful country of mountains, fjords and glaciers.
Norway prizes its stunning natural wonders and retains a robust frontier character unusual in Europe.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/europe/norway/history.htm   (182 words)

 History of Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 12th and 13th centuries, several history works, known as the kings' sagas were written in Norway and Iceland, the best known of which is Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla (c.
The Geneva Convention, Relative to the treatment of prisoners of war which states that it is forbidden to use prisoners for harmful or dangerous labor proved to be of no value as it was circumvented by the Norwegians claim that the German prisoners were Disarmed Enemy Forces.
Norway also ranked 2nd in a study conducted by World Economic Forum on the gender gap in 58 nations based on measuring the level of equality with men in five areas: Economic participation, economic opportunity, political empowerment, educational attainment, and health and well-being.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Norway   (2878 words)

 Norway: History
A Swedish army obliged Norway to accept Charles XIII of Sweden, but the act of union of 1814 recognized Norway as an independent kingdom, in personal union with Sweden, with its own constitution and parliament.
Norway attempted to remain neutral in World War II, but in Apr., 1940, German troops invaded, and in a short time nearly the whole country was in German hands.
Norway and 1905: Stuart Burch considers the significance to Norway--both in terms of the past and the present--of the anniversary......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0860056.html   (1385 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Norway
Those who were still in Norway at the beginning of the 19th century in most cases let themselves be baptised.
In 1687, when Norway was united with Denmark under King Christian V's law, the prohibition of Jews entering the country was reinserted.
Due to the small number of Jews in Norway, the leadership saw that it was essential to maintain unity and that there should therefore only be one congregation in Oslo (about 950 members) and a smaller community in Trondheim (about 100 members).
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Norway.html   (1867 words)

 Native Kings - History - Norway - Europe
On the death of Canute in 1035, Olaf’s son, Magnus I, was invited to return from Russia to Norway by supporters of his father.
The landed aristocracy was virtually crushed by Hakon V, who reigned from 1299 to 1319, and Oslo became the capital of Norway, replacing Bergen as the principal city of the kingdom.
In 1343 Magnus was succeeded by his son, Hakon VI, and in 1380 the latter’s son, Olaf II, king of Denmark, became king of Norway as Olaf IV.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/norway/history/native_kings.htm   (493 words)

 History of Norway - Vikings from Norway - visitnorway.com
Universal right to vote for women: Norway is among the first in the world.
A rock carving from Northern Norway called «the Rødøy Man» is assumed to depict a Norwegian skier which dates back 4000 years and the heroic poems of Norse mythology speak of skiing and hunting.
The southern county of Telemark is considered «the cradle of skiing» as a result of Sondre Nordheim from Morgedal who revolutionised skiing and rekindled interest in the sport in the 1870 -1880's.
www.visitnorway.com /templates/NTRarticle.aspx?id=41771   (1031 words)

 History of Norway - Official Travel Guide to Norway - visitnorway.com
Universal right to vote for women: Norway is among the first in the world to grant suffrage.
It was on this day in 1814 that Norway's constitution was signed by the national assembly at Eidsvoll, making Norway a free and independent nation.
A rock carving from North Norway called «the Rødøy Man» is assumed to depict a Norwegian skiing already 4000 years ago.
www.visitnorway.com /templates/NTRarticle.aspx?id=28582   (1078 words)

 ExxonMobil’s history in Norway
The history of ExxonMobil’s 111 years in Norway is also to a large extent the story this country’s emergence as a modern nation.
The energy products produced and offered by the company have been important building blocks in the development of today’s society – from lamp oil distributed by horse and cart more than a century ago to petroleum production in the North Sea and the marketing of motor fuels and oils for cars, ships, aircraft and industry.
ExxonMobil’s story in Norway is as eventful as it is long.
www.exxonmobil.com /Norway-English/PA/About/NO_O_historie.asp   (89 words)

 Norway History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
History of the Vikings - Oxford paperback, sold by Amazon
World War II - Norway from 1939 to 1945
This is the Norway History index, featuring Vikings, independence, World War 2, genealogy, and more..
www.infonorway.com /history   (72 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Maude Kaemmerling, a summer resident of Norway Lake, whose relatives were some of the early settlers of Norway.
In order to continue to serve the public's interests as we move into the 21st Century, the Norway Memorial Library has build a 4200 square foot addition to the original building.
With this addition the library building is fully handicapped accessible, has ADA compliant bathrooms, has a new adjacent parking area, has additional space for shelving and computers, has doubled the size of the Children's Room, and has created a reference area and a multi-purpose room.
www.norway.lib.me.us /history.htm   (323 words)

 Norway - history
The History of Norway -- brief history of Norway through 1996
Norwegian American Historical Association--the goal of the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) is to preserve and interpret the contributions of Norwegian Americans to America's diverse whole.
Working in cooperation with St Olive's College, NAHA invites members to participate in this project by donating books, letters, journals, family histories and photographs that document Norwegian American life to the NAHA archives, and to make use of NAHA records via e-mail or written requests.
www.usa.no /norway/history.html   (186 words)

 Woldhagen.org: History of Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Norway's short growing season and with the older types of
In ages past, grain was the staple food in Norway, and the Norwegians, Like many other Europeans, were reluctant to accept
South America had cultivated the potato for thousands of years before it came to Europe.
woldhagen.org /woldhagen/norway/Nor_cult.htm   (798 words)

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