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


The first settlers arrived at the end of the Ice Age. Archaeological remains of hunting-fishing communities in Finnmark and Rogaland date from 9500–8000 BC. By 2500 BC a new influx of settlers brought cattle and crop farming. Links with Roman-occupied Gaul in the first four centuries AD were strong. By 800 AD tribal groups had established their own legislative assemblies, the things.


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Further Reading

  1. Petersson, O., The Government and Politics of the Nordic Countries. Stockholm, 1994Google Scholar
  2. Turner, Barry, (ed.) Scandinavia Profiled. Macmillan, London, 2000Google Scholar

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