Swedish-Norwegian War of 1814

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Swedish-Norwegian War of 1814

 

a war waged by Sweden against Norway to compel it to acknowledge the Swedish-Danish treaty of Jan. 14, 1814. Naval operations began on July 28, and on July 30 (or July 26, according to some sources) 45,000 Swedish troops under G. B. Bernadotte invaded southeastern Norway. The Norwegian army of 33,000 men retreated fighting beyond the Glomma River. On August 14 an armistice and the Moss Convention were concluded, establishing the conditions for Norwegian recognition of the union with Sweden. Confirmation of the convention by the Norwegian Storting on Oct. 20,1814, officially ended the war.

REFERENCES

Khrestomatiia po novoi istorii, vol. 1. Moscow, 1965.
Vneshniaia politika Rossii XIX i nachala XX veka, vol. 7. Moscow, 1970.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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