Scandinavian Immigration - Research Article from U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

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Historical Background

For several centuries beginning about 700 C.E., the Swedes, the Norwegians, and the Danes became seafaring warriors who raided and conquered lands far and wide throughout Europe and into Russia and Asia. The kings of these nations became Christians in about 1000, and the Norwegians converted (changed someone from one set of beliefs to another) the people of Iceland to Christianity. In the thirteenth century the Swedes conquered Finland and converted its people to Christianity as well. In 1397 the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark formed a union (a political unit joined together by agreement). Their agreement actually created a union of five countries, since Finland remained under the rule of the Swedish, and Iceland was ruled by Norway. The five countries remained united until Sweden broke away in 1523. Norway and Denmark remained united until 1814, when Sweden conquered Norway. Norway was then ruled by Sweden until...

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