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History of Denmark print that page

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The area today known as Denmark has been inhabited by humans since the end of the last ice age , about 12,000 years ago. The Danes were first documented in written sources around 500 AD, including in the writings of Jordanes and Procopius . With the Christianization of the Danes c. 960

Västergötland print that page

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Västergötland was divided into Skaraborg County , Älvsborg County and a minor part of Gothenburg and Bohus County . From 1999 nearly all of the province is in the newly created Västra Götaland County , with the exception of Habo Municipality and Mullsjö Municipality , which were transferred

Dual Alliance, 1879 print that page

  · Treaty of Paris   · Anglo-Japanese Alliance   · Entente cordiale   · Treaty of Björkö   · Taft–Katsura Agreement   · Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905   · Anglo-Russian Entente   · Triple Entente   ·

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Hovgården print that page

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Hovgården is located on the flat country north-west of the Romanesque Adelsö Church , characterised by a narrow rift valley stretching north to forest-laden moraines . These historical meadows lands were cultivated in the 19th century and have hardly been altered since, as several well

Valkyrie print that page

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In Norse mythology , a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja 's afterlife field Fólkvangr ), the valkyries bring

Halden print that page

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Fredriksten fortress. The fortress had been erected in the 17th century as a replacement for the Bohus Fortress lost at the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658 when Bohuslän was ceded to Sweden. Never captured by force by any invading army (although occupied by Nazi forces in WWII), the Swedes

Counties of Norway print that page

There is some political disagreement on whether counties are a practical, economical or even necessary level of administration. See politics of Norway for more information. Contents 1 List of counties 2 Map 3 History 3.1 Fylke 3.1.1 Fylke in the 10th to 13th century 3

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Fredriksten print that page

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This Fortresses was constructed ny Denmark-Norway in the 17th century as a replacement for the border fortress at Bohus , which had been lost when the province of Bohuslän was ceded to Sweden by the terms of the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. The fortress was named after King Fredrik III

League of the Three Emperors print that page

On 22 October 1873, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck negotiated an agreement ( German : Dreikaiserabkommen ) between the monarchs of Austria–Hungary , Russia and Germany . The alliance constituted one of the early coalitions of European powers that ultimately created enough tension by

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Dag Wirén print that page

and then echoed in the last three movements. [ 3 ] From 1948, he spent summers on the island of Björkö , in Stockholm's archipelago. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Royal Swedish Opera from 1962 to 1971. His TV ballet Den elaka drottningen (The Evil Queen) won the

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