scandinavia

  1. Atterdag

    Could - or should - the introduction of feudalism to Scandinavia have been prevented?

    In a lot of ways ”feudalism”, historically dubious the concept may be, seems to have been hugely damaging to the various Scandinavian kingdoms, and the fact that it was often introduced top-down made me wonder if it could, and should, have been avoided - from a state-building perspective. Now no...
  2. Gigachad3k

    Maximum Population of Sweden

    Inspired by the maximum population of Denmark and Highest Scandinavian population possible thread, what is the possible maximum population of Sweden could support? how high do you think the it could have been?
  3. Gabingston

    Would Scandinavia go Protestant if Christian II of Denmark stayed on the throne?

    I'm writing a timeline where Christian II of Denmark isn't deposed from his position as King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, due to him not carrying out the Stockholm Bloodbath. At first I was initially thinking that it wouldn't have a big effect on the course of The Reformation in Scandinavia...
  4. AHQ/AHC: Anti-Scandinavian Sentiments a thing?

    Ant-Slavic sentiment has long occurred throughout history, as did Ant-Italian and Amti-Irish sentiments, where all of them were discriminated and persecuted against. However, has anti-nordic sentiments ever happened, where people from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland (and Finland) were...
  5. Gabingston

    Union of The Three Crowns: The History of The Nordic Empire
    Threadmarks: Chapter 0: Prologue

    Union of The Three Crowns: The History of The Nordic Empire Chapter 0: Prologue For better or for worse, the world from 1492 to 1945 was dominated by Europe. During this time, the great empires of Europe, whether the British, French, Spanish or Russians were the main players on the global...
  6. Sweden loses the War of Liberation?

    The Swedish War of Liberation was the conflict that led to the rise of the House of Vasa in Sweden and ended the Kalmar Union for good. In spite of its ultimately victorious conclusion, however, the war began as a small peasant uprising, and even after it grew in size it took the rebels two...
  7. A Danish victory at Brunkeberg?

    The Battle of Brunkeberg was a crushing setback for Denmark and the Kalmar Union, since it secured Sweden's independence from Copenhagen for the next few decades. Although John and Christian II did control the kingdom later, they only did so for a brief amount of time before it broke away for...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. 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...
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