World War II in Scandinavia

Author: Paul | Subject: World Wars

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Of the four Scandinavian countries on the European mainland, which include Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, three declared a position of neutrality at the outset of World War II, with Finland being the only exception. However, despite adopting this position, as will be seen from this brief overview of events in Scandinavia during the Great War, in some cases, the neutral stance was not honoured completely and in others, the protection that neutrality was supposed to provide for the nation did not materialise. This article provides a brief review of the impact that WWII had on the populations of Scandinavia.