The Military history of Norway commences before the Viking age with the internal wars fought between regional kings to obtain the supreme kingship of the whole of Norway. The most famous period of Norwegian history and thus military history is the Viking age, but the early Middle Ages was the era when Norwegian military power in Europe reached its peak. Since then the Norwegian military has experienced long periodes of neglect, but also rearmament and victories.
Read more about Military History Of Norway: 793 – 1050: The Viking Age, Early Period, Civil War, Peak and Decline, Union Wars 1434 - 1523, 7 Year War 1563 - 1570, Northern Wars, Kalmar War 1611 - 1613, Northern War 1655 - 1660, Great Northern War 1700 - 1720, War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Other articles related to "military history of norway, norway, history":
... Norway topics Outline History Stone Age Bronze Age Petty kingdoms Viking Age Unification High Middle Ages Kalmar Union Denmark–Norway Norway in 1814 Sweden–Norway End of the union World War ...
Famous quotes containing the words norway, military and/or history:
“A long time you have been making the trip
From Havre to Hartford, Master Soleil,
Bringing the lights of Norway and all that.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“His ugliness was the stuff of legend. In an age of affordable beauty, there was something heraldic about his lack of it. The antique arm whined as he reached for another mug. It was a Russian military prosthesis, a seven-function force-feedback manipulator, cased in grubby pink plastic.”
—William Gibson (b. 1948)
“Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.”
—Bertolt Brecht (18981956)