VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > C. Europe, 1919–1945 > 15. The Scandinavian States > c. Norway
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(See 1909, Aug. 4)
 
c. Norway
 
 
1905–57
 
HAAKON VII, king. Norway, much more dependent on trade and fishing than either Denmark or Sweden, alone among the Scandinavian powers revealed a tendency toward expansion overseas.  1
 
1919
 
The government established the 8-hour workday and the 48-hour week.  2
 
Sept. 25
 
The Allied supreme council awarded Norway sovereignty over Spitsbergen, which was thereupon annexed (Feb. 9, 1920).  3
 
 
 
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