VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > C. Europe, 1919–1945 > 15. The Scandinavian States > b. Denmark
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  The Encyclopedia of World History.  2001.
 
(See 1914–15)
 
b. Denmark
 
 
1912–47
 
CHRISTIAN X, king.  1
 
1915, June
 
A new constitution was adopted, instituting universal suffrage and more popular representation in the Landsting. The new electoral laws made it difficult to form governments, however, and a rapid succession of ministries followed.  2
 
1916, Aug. 4
 
Sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States. The transaction was approved by a Danish plebiscite on Dec. 14.  3
 
1918, Feb
 
Protesting the rising cost of living, the unemployed, led by the syndicalist trade unions, staged an attack on the stock exchange in Copenhagen.  4
 
April 22
 
Elections. Under the new system the Conservatives secured 23 seats, the Left (Liberals) 45, the Radicals 33, and the Socialists 39. The government was formed by a coalition of Radicals and Socialists.  5
 
 
 
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