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1932, March 5
 
On the death of Premier Kolstad, his place was taken by Jen Hundseid.  1
 
1933, Jan. 25
 
Mowinckel organized another Liberal cabinet, which continued in power even after the elections of Oct. 16 gave the Labor Party 69 seats (Right 30; Left 24; Farmers 23).  2
 
1935, March 20
 
A second Labor government was formed by Johan Nygaardsvold, with Halvdan Koht, an eminent historian, at the foreign office. This government was successful in overcoming the economic crisis, and became noteworthy for its extension of social security legislation (1937, Jan.: Workers' Security Law and Seamen's Security Law).  3
 
1939, Jan. 14
 
Norway laid claim to 1 million square miles of Antarctic territory extending from 20° west longitude to 45° east longitude (Coats Land to Enderby Land, about one-fifth of the entire Antarctic coast).  4
 
1940, April 9
 
GERMAN FORCES INVADED NORWAY (See 1940, Feb. 16). The government fled to England on June 7.  5
 
1942, Feb. 1
 
The German commissioner for Norway, Joseph Terboven, appointed Vidkun Quisling “minister-president” of a puppet regime. Quisling abolished the Norwegian constitution (Feb. 7) and made himself virtual dictator. His plan to create a chamber of corporations on the Italian model was thwarted by mass resignations from the trade unions.  6
 
1945, May 6
 
With the comprehensive surrender to Eisenhower, Norway was liberated. (See Norway)  7
 
 
 
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