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    The Hammer and the Cross (A Norse & Carolingian tl)

    Uh, looking forward to see where this is going. I heard somewhere that Charlemagne walked an army to the border of Denmark, and was met by a manned Dannevirke. I don't know if it actually happened but if it did that's an interesting prospect.
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    TL: A Nordic Twist [Redux]

    So with Finnish farmers getting out-competed and turning to cities and other places in the "union" would a choice of destination be Denmark?
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    To be a Fox and a Lion - A Different Nordic Renaissance

    It's not a necro, and there is nothing wrong with asking a question when the forum has not closed down thread (it will do if it gets old enough I believe), you finding it annoying does not mean anything, and King of Danes did nothing wrong. Your annoyance could have been solved by seeing that it...
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    WI: King Jakob I of Denmark?

    I personally think one could take a different view than the one immediate after Christian II desposement and exile. If I remember correct Christian II converted to Lutheran ideals during his exile, and later reconverted again to get the support of the emperor. Say he does that again, but in...
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    I AM NOT MAD [A Radical Enlightened Denmark-Norway]

    Are we going to see the same marriage? Considering what is coming in the next few decades, if butterflies does not take it away. the ascension of an English Princes as Queen. Which likely won't be scorned, could be a big deal :) Also wouldher early death be butterflied ?
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    I AM NOT MAD [A Radical Enlightened Denmark-Norway]

    Well it will result in a bigger Copenhagen. How you exactly do this is of course still not been told yet. But one of the reason that the Sound Dues were lifted OTL is because of A) It became increasingly clear that the merchants of Copenhagen/Denmark suffered due to it (it limited trade) B) the...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    Yea, to be honest, I am not half settled on the idea myself. It is a take on the "what if Denmark keeps Schleswig-Holstein and in return join the German confederation" idea that goes around following 1864. Which is always shot down. The idea is fascinating but, a more realistic outcome would...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    No you're right, Princess Wilhelmine is not really a good choice. A good idea. Just for the sake of it, let's go with her younger sister Princess Anna of Prussia, born 1836, for the simple reason she had children OTL. She married into the Electors of Hessen OTL so there is some butterflies...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    Yea historically their economical value have plummeted after the abolishing of slavery, however in this TL Denmark is quite a bit bigger (population wise) and richer, so for TL's sake, I would keep it so Denmark remains a colonial power. Say it is Denmark's last hold over it's previous "glory...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    Yea I did look into the German wiki too, she seems to be a mere footnote. Obviously easily butterflied. I could not find anyone from the Hessian lines. I haven't looked into the Oldenburg lines, neither delved into the ducal sidelines. So maybe an option can be found there. Yea did not realize...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    I think I found a candidate for this TL's Christian IX wife: Pauline, Duchess (I think that's her title) of Mecklenburg-Schwerin: born in 1833 died in 1894, unmarried. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Frederick,_Grand_Duke_of_Mecklenburg-Schwerin though I can hardly find anything about her...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    So a carrot on a stick is favorable deal towards this, keeping up tariffs for Holstein is an idea, until it is more competetive. Unless they're unaware of this keeping up their economy... I agree with the cities (crap I'm killing off my hometown) Which reminds me I had a fun idea about a TL...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    1801: Battle of Copenhagen, narrow victory for Lord Nelson 1807: Bombardment of Copenhagen and the confiscation of the Danish Navy by the UK. 1807-1812: Gunboat war, Danish alliance with the French Empire. 1813: The Danish State goes Bankrupt 1814: Treaty of Kiel, Denmark cedes Heligoland to...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    Yea I wanted to go with as many OTL events to simplify things, but avoiding the Three Years War is probably a good thing, it would also mean that Danish trade turning towards England will be delayed a bit. As it was accelerated by the war. But with the opening of the English market. England is...
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    WI question, Dano-Holsteiner Helstat Nationalism

    So to those that don't know it "Helstaten", is a Danish term from back in the day, which was a term to describe the Kingdom of Denmark + the duchies, Slesvig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which all were in personal union with Denmark. before the Napoleonic wars it also included Norway. Anyways it...
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    To be a Fox and a Lion - A Different Nordic Renaissance

    Arguably, I think the best he can do is punish them economically, take a bunch of the land, from the clergy that opposed him, it will serve two purposes: 1) It is lenient in the regard that he does not have to chop off the head of bishops and priest, which quite possibly is gonna bring the wrath...
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    Baltic Blunder: Europe at war in 1727

    All sound most reasonable, not really gonna comment further because I don't have my books to look at the details. One of the annoying things about the Dano-Norwegian military number wise, is the division you find. Often when you read, you get a number for men in Denmark, a number for Norway, and...
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    Baltic Blunder: Europe at war in 1727

    I'm gonna be annoying here. Denmark is not liking this, maybe panic but the most valuable territories are gonna be safe, considering the lack of navy on the Vienna side. 37.000 troops hmm I think that is lowballing what Denmark can field. Now I do not have access to my books (in a storage...
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    To be a Fox and a Lion - A Different Nordic Renaissance

    my sister had an internship at the Danish embassy at Abu Dhabi two-three years back. She enjoyed it very much, despite the large workload. I hope you will enjoy it too, and have time to enjoy wherever you're staying ;) Out of interest, and if you don't mind. Which country are you going to?
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    Christopher of Denmark, Duke of Lolland lives

    Personally, I think what happens in Norway and to Oluf is crucial in such a scenario, does it fall into the hands of Margrete? the sister of Christopher. Or does Olaf grow up and manage to distance himself from his mother. Does he want to? does she even get a regency. So many questions ;) I...
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