Kongeriket Norge (Kingdom of Norway)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. By the Treaty of 14 Jan. 1814 Norway was ceded to the King of Sweden by the King of Denmark, but the Norwegian people declared themselves independent and elected Prince Christian Frederik of Denmark as their king. The foreign Powers refused to recognize this election, and on 14 Aug. a convention proclaimed the independence of Norway in a personal union with Sweden. This was followed on 4 Nov. by the election of Karl XIII (II) as King of Norway. Sweden agreed to the repeal of the union on 26 Oct. 1905. After a plebiscite, Prince Carl of Denmark was elected King on 18 Nov. 1905, and took the name of Haakon VII.


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Further Reading

  1. Central Bureau of Statistics. Statistisk Årbok; Statistical Yearbook of Norway.—Economic survey (annual, from 1935; with English summary from 1952, now published in Økonomiske Analyser, annual).—Historisk Statistikk; Historical Statistics.—Statistisk Månedshefte (with English index)Google Scholar
  2. Norges Statskalender. From 1816; annual from 1877Google Scholar
  3. Arntzen, J. G. and Knudsen, B. B., Political Life and Institutions in Norwav. Oslo, 1981Google Scholar
  4. Derry, T. K., A History of Modern Norway, 1814–1972. OUP, 1973.Google Scholar
  5. A History of Scandinavia. London, 1979Google Scholar
  6. Petersson, O., The Government and Politics of the Nordic Countries. Stockholm, 1994Google Scholar
  7. Sather, L. B., Norway. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1986Google Scholar
  8. Selbyg, A., Norway Today: An Introduction to Modern Norwegian Society. Oslo, 1986Google Scholar
  9. National library: The University Library, Drammensvein 42b, 0255 Oslo.Google Scholar
  10. National statistical office: Central Bureau of Statistics, PB 8131 Dep., 0033 Oslo 1.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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