History Of Denmark

This is Denmark famous for the world’s oldest flag there really old monarchy Vikings it’s also one the happiest nations home to the inventors skype and lego Denmark is located in Europe it borders with Germany and has a population of 5.5 million the country became unified nation around 700 AD but people happily settled there since the end of the ice age and these two people were thrown into a bog many thousands of years ago and they’ve been preserved ever since so this is present-day Denmark but we need to go way back to 100 AD where the time there are a few tribes hanging around the angles the jutes the Saxons and the danes but then most people decided to migrate to Britain so the Danes moved into Jutland and finally occupied the entire realm of present-day Denmark as well as some parts of present-day northern Germany ok so let’s go to the Viking age first of all the biggest misconception about the Vikings they didn’t have any horned hats and yes they raided village places but they actually did a lot of farming and were into settling and trading compared with other people the time they were also quite clean they have their own language and pagan religion gods like Thor and Odin that was until King Bluetooth introduced Christianity although some guy mentioned it before but nobody listened to him generally speaking the Norwegians expanded to the north andwest places like Ireland Scotland Iceland Greenland and Newfoundland also known as Vinland the Danes went to Western Europe and southern Europe settling in danlaw and Normandy and the Swedes went east they were able to sail the seas and rivers effectively thanks to their immense longships they were great Seaman they managed to sack Paris under the leadership of Ragnar with 120 ships and 5,000 soldiers after besieging the city Charles Bold paid them a huge amount of money to leave and a while before that the Vikings first raided England sacking and looting a monastery in the north and having raided many times they gained a reputation and soon found it easy to trade and demand money but in 865 the Danes landed with the large army In East Anglia with the intention of conquering the anglo-saxon kingdoms Northumbria east anglia sussex essex mercia Kent and Wessex the armies of various danish leaders had come together to form one combined force the Great Heathen Army under the leadership of the sons of Ragnar after making peace with the local East Anglian King the great heathen army moved north where they catch the City of York and Northumbria and install a puppet king called Egbert they carried on into Mercia but the king of Merica then negotiated peace so they left them alone for a while and they continued their invasion by defeating King Edmund of East Anglia and conquering East Anglia The king of Wessex Ethelred and his brother Alfred then attempted to stop them by attacking the Danes Reading but they were repelled however Ethelred and Alfred managed to defeat them at the Battle of Ashdown the Viking army then decided to go back to Merica and they took part of Merica Alfred was the king of Wessex and he paid the danes money or Danegeld to keep them away for awhile and a guy named Guthrum became leader of the Viking army and after a few years of peace Alfred managed to defeat the Danes at the Battle of Eddington after spending some time with a peasant and burning some cakes Alfred and Guthrum then decided to divide England into to Guthrum converted to Christianity and established Danelaw and kept Northumbria under puppet rule over the years the Danes were driven out of England by Alfred sons and Viking rule ended when Eric bloodaxe was to driving out of Northumbria and the anglo-saxon kingdoms were restored after many raids along the coast of France and the Netherlands one group of Danes was granted permission to settle northwestern france under the condition that they defend the area from future attacks as a result the region became known as Normandy and it was the descendants of these settlers who would conquer England in 1066 the Danish monarchy goes way back starting with Gorm the old and there were a few other possible kings but their legendary so Gorm was the first historically recognised a little while later Swegn Forkbeard ruled Denmark and over in England King Ethelred the unready massacred a number of Danes including Swegn’s sister Swegn then launched attacks on England and conquered it coming king but he died a few months later after falling of a horse so his son Canute then took power and the empire stable throughout his rule but in 1042 Edward the Confessor became king of England and the danes were never kings of England again and sadly the Danish Viking Kings never managed to turn their conquests into a lasting empire Danish fleets attacked estonia but they could never control the area it was only when Valdermar the victorious landed in Estonia and defeat the Estonians in a great battle upon which estonia came under danish control and legend has it this is when the danish flag fell from the sky he also gained some land in present-day Germany however he was captured and released on the condition that he surrender all of his conquests except for an island called Rugen and Estonian but the territories were sold anyway when the country fell into debt however eventually the kingdoms of Denmark Sweden and Norway had a threesome and they United in what was known as the kalmar Union and its capital was Copenhagen Sweden could never decided she wanted to be in the union and one of many great events in this period was the Stockholm bloodbath where there was a successful invasion of sweden by danish forces under the command of King Christian the second and around 80 to 90 people were executed and eventually Sweden left Denmark also fell into a civil war at this time because some people wanted to be Catholics while others wanted to be Protestant during the sixteen and seventeen hundreds Denmark and many colonies in Iceland Greenland and the Faroe Islands they began to establish trading posts a small town in India West Africa however they lost land in the second northern war against Sweden they also colonized two islands in the Caribbean called st. Thomas and st. John the Danish East Indian trading company also colonizing islands near them but all there werre many wars in this period most of them against Sweden there was the Seven Years War the second northern war the great northern war the thirty years war now over in France they just had a revolution and Napoleon takes power and starts causing havoc in Europe during the war the British Navy decided to stop france from importing war materials so they searched the vessels from neutral countries Denmark and Sweden didn’t like this very much so they form an armed neutrality later on Russia and Prussia also joined in to Britain then got mad and threw some crumpets in the floor attack the Danish fleet in copenhagen and they destroyed part of it a few years later the French fleet was destroyed trafalgar the British then feared that the French might seize the Danish fleet and use against them so in their panic and paranoya their attacked copenhagen again bombarded the city and Copenhagen was forced to surrender and the British took the Danish fleet that’s a little bit harsh than best friends Norway and Denmark broke up and Denmark began to sell its possessions it’s five trading posts in west africa went to Britain the danish west indies of st. Thomas and st. John were sold to the United States for a very low amount of money and became the US Virgin Islands Iceland also became independent however Greenland the faroe islands are still of the danish kingdom and they love each other very much joined with Denmark were too Duchys Holestein and Schleswig I’m probably pronouncing these wrong i know i pronounce a lot of other things wrong anyway there were a few issues in these regions and war broke out Prussian and Austrian forces crossed into the duchies the Danes fought bravely against them but they lost the duchies were occupied it’s the 20th century and wars coming but Denmark decided to remain neutral one in ww1 smart but then Denmark got a phone call from Nazi Germany and they signed a 10-year non-aggression pact but germany invaded the next year anyway 7,000 Jewish Danes were then smuggled to sweden Greenland was held by the united states so denmark could later regain control after the war was over so when germany surrendered in 1945 danish occupation ended and Greenland was given back to denmark today denmark is prosperous nation and for some reason the British still love their bacon thanks for watching everybody an the next country coming up is either go to Spain Egypt or China i’ll try and get a video out every week or two so stay cool and happy new year

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  • Before anyone else comments I did make a mistake with Gotland it isnt part of Denmark, i couldn't edit it out the image and although Finland didn't exist it was part of Sweden in the Kalmar Union

  • Danskjävlar

    Greetings from sweden?

  • Denmark does not own Gotland Sweden owns Gotland.

  • The Danes started this war so it’s their own fault, but don’t worry Denmark… we germans lost a lot of territory too.
    It’s just how it is.

  • What do you mean Denmark isn’t real

  • We dont have to discuss Holstein, its a hundred percent german, Schleswig can be divided into to regions, Südschleswig is and was pretty much entirely german, Nordschleswig/Southern Jutland is a disputed region, but is and was mostly danish with a german minority, but there is also a danish minority in Südschleswig in return. As Nordschleswig is currently in the danish and Südschleswig in the german state, I think its perfect the way it is now, the minorities in both states posses minority rights and even have own parties to state their interests. The region never was hundred percent german nor danish, so I think a fair cut through the middle is the best way to deal with it.

  • A country I don't know much about, thank you

  • Denmark is strong

  • And all this grand history lead to the most comfortable men's underwear. Other danish guy.

  • Denmark, home of Mads Mikklsen, who played Le Chiffre in Casino Royale.

  • Ehmm skype is most often credited as the flagship of Estonian tech saffyness, there is this one Danish guy on the founding team, but also a swede and two Estonians. Also they do not have an office in Denmark but in Estonia Sweden and Luxembourg.

  • Skype is a Estonian website.. Yes a Dane helped but he sat around.. The Estonians did all the programming

  • Denmark had to get back..schleswig..Holstein…lauenburg…Mecklenburg….Oldenburg..Hamburg….the Rest can have poland and France …Holland……Germany had finished……better this then a islamic state in middle of Europa..

  • Esketit

  • Come from the land of the ice and snow

  • Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, from Sweden, and Janus Friis, from Denmark. The Skype software wascreated by Estonians Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn.

  • Denmark much love from the Virgin islands!!!! Thank you for civilizing my people and bringing and leaving the legacy of your great culture in the Virgin islands! PS. I'm going to visit Denmark one day to show my love and Appreciation!!!!

  • Why would any Scandinavian born person want to live in the USA. American right-wingers are envious of the three Scandinavan countries and lie when they say that the reason they are better places to live and say that this is because they are smaller. The reason is because they are Social Demoratic and the USA is PLUTOCRATIC.

  • Like if you’re Danish

  • Dane here Ragnar Lothbrook is my 6th cousin on my mothers side. My father is Welsch and a direct descendant of King Arthur. My 4th cousin is Merlin. We lived in an area that for named after me now called Vinland. We moved and invaded further west as it was said there was nothing there. Yet we discovered the lands of the great Chief Chicago & now reside in the shire of his lovely lands. I desire often to discover further westward like my ancestors before me in search of new magical lands. I hear of such places called California & Thailand. My furthest travels have taken me to the foreign lands of El Paso, Boulder CO., & Miami. The local chieftains frown upon it but west we travel. Always towards the setting westward sun. & to the west I shall go.. & then to the east. The south & east & West. & north. & the west & east north & south… & to the west.

  • Christianity is pagan & stole its lore from all the religions before it. Thor is Jesus ( Arch angel Micheal ) Odin is God in the sky (Zeus) . All regions are the same story just different names.

  • What about the Cimbri

  • Thorgeist aka….Turgeis is an Ethiopian name.

  • Why didn't Denmark regain Slegvik and Holstein as war reparations as the rest had, of German aggression?

  • The far east island (Gotland) on the map first in the video is swedish in present time . Tho it was danish between 1361 – 1645 and was called Gulland

  • V for sejr

  • Is it a good time to say

  • Sounds like turkey. A big ppwer slowly stripped of its territories. Never knew they had colonies in india

  • I love how we humans have pretty much run a game of thrones game since we started building societies actually before civilization also but that was not epic game of thrones like

  • Love från grannlandet Sverige!

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