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205th anniversary of Norway's Constitution!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cheetah, May 17, 2019.

  1. Cheetah

    Cheetah Chieftain

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    tl;dr:
    205 years ago Denmark peaced out after being allied with Napoleon, and gave Norway to Sweden in January, 1814.

    We, however, quickly put together a congress and made our very own constitution, ratified on the 17th of May, 1814! We even elected some Danish prince as our king and declared independence! :)

    Addendum:
    Sweden wasn't very happy with this, which resulted in a tiny, 14-day war in July-August that same year. With Sweden and the UK vs us, we conceded, and accepted the Swedish king as our king, and we entered a union with Sweden.

    However, we still had our own constitution and our own parliament, and bit by bit we legislated away until we held a referendum for independence in 1905. 95%+ of people voted for independence.

    So we also have an independence day – and a liberation day after WW2 – but they are both completely overshadowed by today.

    Conclusion:
    Hipp hipp hurra for Norge, og gratulerer med dagen alle nordmenn! :D

     
  2. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Happy independence day.

    A pic from Karl Johan street, this evening:

     
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  3. Hrothbern

    Hrothbern Warlord

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    smile yeah
    Kings can sometimes be quite usefull with their endless obsession for moar land.
    He, that Swedish King Charles, got his Norway kingship from that personal union, and that peasant level of a separate parliament etc did not count for him... too bad for Sweden at nation level in that proto nation phase of our history.

    And sometimes not
    That Scottish King James, so happy to add England to "his land" achieved exactly the opposite for Scotland ! Now they need that referendum to free themselves from England.
     
  4. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    Happy youtubing-how-to-tie-a-tie day! [party]
     
  5. Cheetah

    Cheetah Chieftain

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    One does not wear tie with bunad!
     
  6. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    Fair play. I wish I owned one. A man bunad really is the ultimate hipster attire. Can't spend that kind of money on a fancy outfit though.
     
  7. Paul in Saudi

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    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Oh my god I forgot to buy a present
     
  9. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    Missed this thread on the day, sorry

    I was out though, as you do
     
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