Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Sweden and Norway were "close to war"

Sweden and Norway were "close to war"

These days the two Scandinavian neighbours are the best of buddies but a hundred years ago it was a very different story. As Norwegians throughout Sweden don their festive garb to celebrate their country's national day on Tuesday, Dagens Nyheter reported that previously unpublished government records show that the two countries were perilously close to war in 1905. That was the year Norway declared its independence, dissolving the union with Sweden that had been in place for over 90 years. The split has been viewed by history as being largely peaceful. In September 1905, in an atmosphere of suspicion, Sweden went so far as to send 5,000 fully-equipped soldiers to the Norwegian border. Norway responded with the partial mobilisation of its army. But with the posturing threatening to burst into conflict, Lundeberg met Norway's leader, Christian Michelsen and they reached a compromise.

May 17th - Norway's Constitution Day

May 17th, is Norway's National Day. It is celebrated all over the nation, from the largest community to the smallest, with parades, bands, flags, national costumes, festival services and festivities with everyone taking part, marking the day in 1814, when Norway adopted its new constitution. In Oslo, the children's parade is the main attraction, with all the city schools represented, 110 in all, each headed by the school's banner and brass band. (Photo: Karl Johans Gate - Oslo's Parade Street). This unique parade has become a world attraction, and each year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to watch. A few have been fortunate to obtain special seats set up in front of the Royal Palace, mainly reserved for diplomats and special guests. The length of this year's parade is again a new record with 113 schools participating. The long parade march up Oslo's main street, Karl Johans gate, to the Royal Palace, where they are received by the Royal Family standing on the front balcony, waving to the crowd.

18 Comments:

At May 17, 2005 3:09 PM, Blogger A 6th Generation American said...

Looks like the Norwegian flag should be revised to eliminate the black cross.

Wouldn't want to anger the Muslims would we?

 
At May 17, 2005 3:16 PM, Anonymous Desert Pig said...

Another ten years and the Islamic Republic of Norgestan will celebrate with the traditional riots and stoning of the infidels. (There will, of course, be no bands since music is haaram.)

 
At May 17, 2005 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No bands means no cheerleaders in berkas. Bummer.
HB

 
At May 17, 2005 9:52 PM, Blogger Crusader Rabbit said...

Best regards on the centennial of Norwegian independence.

To a 6th generation american:

It's a blue cross.

Let's hope they're so offended that they go back to the dung heaps from which they came.

 
At May 17, 2005 10:05 PM, Blogger westerberg said...

The world's changing Norway. They are coming to get you. You thought you could sit there in your little white world forever?

Get used to it. Learn to live with it, or you won't survive another 100 years.

Anyway if you didn't have the Muslims, you'd find someone else nearby to thrust your hate upon. Jews, Blacks, Germans, ....

Maybe fight the Swedes again.

 
At May 17, 2005 10:20 PM, Blogger A 6th Generation American said...

Crusader Rabbit:
Sorry, a blue cross it is.
Never give up! They have to be driven out.

westerberg:
Crawl back under your rock you sicko!

 
At May 17, 2005 10:22 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

"Get used to it. Learn to live with it"


I have no intention of "getting used to" Islamic barbarism on my soil. Let me guess: You don't know too much about Islam, but think everybody is suffering form "Islamophobia" these days?

 
At May 18, 2005 12:06 AM, Blogger Crusader Rabbit said...

"Learn to live with it"

By "it" are you referring to the gang rapes, the honour killings, the stonings, the beatings, the arson, the welfare fraud or the persecution of jews, christians, homosexuals and musicians?

 
At May 18, 2005 12:33 AM, Blogger A 6th Generation American said...

Well I see some spine here.
Now for the rest of Norway.

Why don't you guys just piss them off like we do. Hold a few Koran burning parties and throw the pages into a toilet. Seems to work for the USA, it can work for you too.

Seriousdly, get them raging mad so the dhimmis in government have to do something!

 
At May 18, 2005 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Westerberg, time for a reality check. When they are trying to kill you, you aren't paranoid.

And also, it isn't hate . . . it's disgust with a culture with few redeeming values. At least, that's how I see it.

HB

 
At May 18, 2005 4:39 AM, Blogger GayLikeAFox said...

No offense a 6th generation American but what does flushing a Koran down the toilet accomplish? Absolutely nothing. It just pisses Muslims off. I'm not afrad of Muslims, but I don't see what pissing them off will get us.

Our efforts are best spent on working to secure our borders and overhauling our immigration laws (i.e. putting an end to non-Western immigration into Western nations PERIOD). Not antagonizing people that our elite politicians are too stupid to keep out of our own countries.

 
At May 18, 2005 6:21 AM, Anonymous Muslim Avenger said...

It is far too late for appologies. You infidel dogs have still not even begun to atone for the Crusades. Soon we will re-establish the Caliphate and institute Sharia in your rotting countries. You will embrace Islam, pay the jizya in submission and humiliation, or die. The choice is yours.


Allahu akbar

 
At May 18, 2005 6:31 AM, Blogger theBadMonkey said...

Well, if you made a video pissing on the sacred book, and then burning it,put it on the web, it may cause them to do things that WILL get attention...

Fly the country flag in the background...

Its down to the brass tacks now....

just a thought...YOur gonna have to do it in a few years anyway, when it gets really bad....

Not sure there are too many "Blacks" in Norway, or that Scandinavians have that many issues with people who integrate into the culture...

The reason people hate blacks in America, is because they will not intergrate into the culture...

RAP /HIP/HOP music is the best example of "BLACK stereotyping"
Dangerously Violent, stupid, sex feinds on drugs....
Amazingly, it comes from Blacks themselves....

Get an education Westerburger, and stop being so racist... Not everyone is a good little white kid with teutonic ancestory.....

DI-versity, means DI-vide....

 
At May 18, 2005 6:33 AM, Blogger theBadMonkey said...

""It is far too late for appologies. You infidel dogs have still not even begun to atone for the Crusades. Soon we will re-establish the Caliphate and institute Sharia in your rotting countries. You will embrace Islam, pay the jizya in submission and humiliation, or die. The choice is yours.""




COOL-IT Westerburger...! Your a bit OBVIOUS there little teutonic boy....

 
At May 18, 2005 6:42 AM, Blogger Kifaya said...

gaylikeafox: "I don't see what pissing them off will get us."

says the brow-beaten wives subject to torrents of hate, abuse and violence of their maniacal, drunkard husbands...

there are at least a few residual benefits...in a morbid self-evident sort of way.

but first and formost...

we are not, in any way, responsible for their gross, criminal misconduct and inability to impose self-discipline.

while i am incensed at Newsweak's traitorist propaganda, i'm more outraged at the treacherous barbarity exhibited (exposed) by the cleric's and muslim practitioners who fled to the streets like rabid criminals with no concern for the victims of the death and destruction carved out in their path.

 
At May 18, 2005 6:49 AM, Blogger Kifaya said...

OH! happy constitution day, norway! what a wonderfully festive way to celebrate the day. wish i was there to celebrate you.

 
At May 18, 2005 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My great grandfather was at the swedish border in 1905. Back then it was no secret that a war was brewing, and they were prepared to fight.

It took 91 years of swedish "occupation" before our ancestors were willing to fight. Let's hope norwegians will not hesitate that long during the next occupation...

 
At May 20, 2005 12:08 AM, Anonymous The Eye of Odin said...

Anonymous- Swedish and Norwegian bloodlines are identical. Somehow I find "occupation" of norway y sweden misleading.

The current dhimmification of scandinavia is much more serious a matter. I am ready to die on my feet rather than live on my knees.

 

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