V. The Modern Period, 1789–1914 > B. The French Revolution and Europe, 1789–1914 > 7. Western and Central Europe, 1848–1914 > i. Scandinavia > 1. Sweden and Norway > 1907
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1907
 
Women's suffrage was introduced in Norway. Parliamentary government and almost universal male suffrage were established in Sweden, with Gustavus V as king.  1
 
1908
 
A national retailers' association was formed. Retailers put pressure on wholesalers and bankers to stop the growth of cooperatives by pressuring manufacturers and bankers to refuse services to the cooperatives. The well-published maneuvering of the association backfired, and members clung to their cooperatives because they were being threatened by retailers.  2
 
1909, Aug. 4
 
The Great Strike. This strike was the result of efforts by employers to stabilize or cut wages and the growing animosity between the SAF and workers. The SAF had issued an ultimatum to striking workers and then engaged in a lockout on Aug. 2. The LO responded with a general strike from which only public health and safety workers were exempted. The strike ended in failure. The LO, however, had shown that it could muster a sizable number of workers behind it, and its membership and strength continued to grow after 1909. (See Norway) (See Sweden)  3
 
 
 
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