• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Norway was under Danish domination from the 14th century. By a Treaty of 14 Jan. 1814, the King of Denmark ceded Norway to the King of Sweden 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. Norway declared this union dissolved on 7 June 1905 and Sweden agreed to the repeal of the union on 26 Oct. 1905. The throne was offered to a prince of the reigning house of Sweden who declined. After a plebiscite, Prince Carl of Denmark was formally elected King on 18 Nov. 1905, taking the name of Haakon VII. He reigned for 52 years, after which he was succeeded by his son.

Kongeriket Norge (Kingdom of Norway)


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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
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  6. Petersson, O., The Government and Politics of the Nordic Countries. Stockholm, 1994Google Scholar
  7. Sather, L. B., Norway. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 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., N-0033 Oslo. Website: Scholar

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