scandinavia

  1. The Hammer and the Cross (A Norse & Carolingian tl)
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Denmark has always been on the periphery of Europe and only on a few occasions have this minor power had decisive influence on the chain of events that were to shape the fate of Europe. However one of these occasions happened in 810 and this event would reshape the entire history of Europe and...
  2. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Sapphire Throne: A Swedish Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction "Let there be no man who deems Sweden to be a weak nation." - King Charles X Gustav of Sweden "He is an independent monarch and a powerful one at that. His rule see's Sweden ascendant for eternity." - Pope Innocent XII on Charles XI of Sweden "There is no confusion. The Carolean...
  3. Rise of the United Kingdom of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland (1836-1906)

    With the fall of the Swedish Empire at the beginning of the 18th Century, Sweden had become a lesser player in European affairs, after the end of the Great Northern War, and the death of King Charles XII. They would play a minor role in the Napoleonic Wars, switching sides alongside Russia...
  4. Atterdag

    Possibilities regarding Ingeborg of Norway (1301-1361)

    Ingeborg of Norway (1301-1361) was the only legitimate child of Haakon V of Norway, and early in her life it was recognized that her marriage would be crucial for Norway's dynastic future. She ended up marrying Erik Magnusson, Duke of Södermanland and brother of King Birger of Sweden, but not...
  5. Aluma

    AHC/Linguistic WI: Romance Norway

    That may be ASB, maybe even very ASB, but I'm curious because I've seen threads on Catholic Norway, romance-speaking Iceland and Denmark being annexed by a latin country as well so I wonder if it would be possible for the "land of the norse" to speak a latinised language(not necessarily be...
  6. Christian II of Denmark isn't deposed?

    How could Christian II avoid being deposed and hold on to the throne of Denmark and Norway until his death in 1559? How much of a difference would that make in Danish and Scandinavian politics? Wikipedia says he tried to increase the rights of commoners and bourgeoisie at the expense of the...
  7. The Second Viking Age [A Late Medieval TL]
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    The first wave of European colonisation - or the Second Viking Age in North Europe - began with the Norwegian re-settlement of Vinland in the late 14th century. When King Håkon VI of Norway received a request to send a new bishop to Greenland in 1379, he decided to send an expedition to survey...
  8. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI English displaces popularity of indigenous Scandinavian languages starting from the 1800s

    I always get confused by the term 'Scandinavia' but I will lose it liberally for this 'What if.' I shall be referring to the nations (in no particular order) of Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Greenland... So... A gradual process beginning in 1800 with most...
  9. TL: A Nordic Twist [Redux]
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 1: Introduction Hilmar Baunsgaard; the original architect of Nordek. The Nordic Confederation traces it's history back to the post World War 2 era. Denmark and Norway were recovering from German occupation, whilst Finland recovered from two wars with the Soviet Union (and in view of...
  10. Kaloryferowy

    Lands of the North Slavs

    When proto-Slavic tribes moved north from Pommern following pressure from Germanic peoples and met with others who had moved west after conflict with Hunnic states, they soon merged and formed their own distinct branch of Slavic culture. By 1000 AD most native Norse people adopt the slavic...
  11. Atterdag

    The Sons of Semiramis - A house of Folkung Kalmar Union
    Threadmarks: Part 0 – A day in August [1387]

    Part 0 – A day in August [1387] Scandia, a great island in the northernmost parts of the world, as Pliny the elder described it. The sun seemed to offer no warmth that day in early August, it’s rays seemingly being blown away by cold winds, unusual for the season. In the fields of southern...
  12. WI: Orthodox Scandinavia

    What if Scandinavia (the cultural region, but I could also just be the peninsula and the nordic islands) had, instead of Roman Catholicism, converted to Eastern Orthodoxy?
  13. What if: Axel Von Fersen elected as king of Sweden in 1809?

    What if when after Karl August (the Swedish first candidate for Gustav IV Adolfs replacement) dies the riksdag elects Axel Von Fersen. At the time Axel Von Fersen was one of the most influential men in the realm and had been for some time, so him being chosen as king is not that farfetched. Karl...
  14. Gothenburg as the capital of a Scandinavian Union

    Let's say that Scandinavia unites in a similar manner to Germany and Italy during the 1800s and Gothenburg is chosen as the new capital. How would the city change? They would obviously need a parliament building and a royal palace (assuming that it is a monarchy) but how would these buildings...
  15. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Sword of Ongenþeow and the Songs of Guðir. – An Old Norse TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Prologue:- *** Ongenþeow, the King of the Swedes was not having a good time. He was already in his middle age, and his dueling skills had dimmed quite the bit in the past years when peace reigned over the lands. The Geat King Hygelac had come back, bounced back from a war that his swedes had...
  16. Saga of Fróði Ævarsson: The Norse Prophet
    Threadmarks: Part I: The first Óðr

    Part I: The first Óðr Fróði, son of Ævar, was probably born between 672 CE and 677 CE. Not much of his early life (before his Óðr) is known that isn't based on retroactive speculation some years after his death. Due to his early association with Visby, Gotland, it is assumed by most...
  17. Jews of the North: A look at the Tsaphonim from original sources
    Threadmarks: Entry 1

    A page from “History of Viking Scandinavia” Published 1998 The first Jews in Scandinavia The sources are scant about the first Jews in the Norse Realms. Oral tradition referenced in writings by Tsaphonim rabbis claim that the first permanent Jewish settlement was in Jutland fleeing from the...
  18. earlier Swedish independence

    During the 1400s Karl Knutsson Bonde was an on-again off-again king of Sweden (and briefly Norway) but Erik of Pommerania (also king of Denmark and Norway) eventually succeeded in consolidating power and Sweden would remain as a part of the Kalmar union until Gustav I (for the most part) But...
  19. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Norse Civilization and Roman Scandinavia???? Some Questions

    Now before some people start shouting ASB, hear me out. So I have a kind of hobby with Norse history. Norse history before 500 AD seems to be very very very blurry. Now, based on the title i can assume, some people will be thinking about Roman settlement in Scandinavia. This isn't what i am...
  20. Later Swedish independence

    What if the rebellion against Kristian during the 1500s either failed or never occurred to begin with and another rebellion started sometime during the 1700s. How would Scandinavia have developed up until then Who would be the leaders of such a rebellion? Would any foreign powers support it...
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