The Scandinavian peninsula has been constantly split between various nations over the centuries. The first unification of Scandinavia was in 1397, under the Kalmar Union. The Union lasted for 126 years before being dissolved in 1523. The second Kalmar Union (as it was known until the Red Rebellion) was formed in 1865 in a response to increased tensions between Denmark, Sweden and the German states. The Danish and Swedish crowns agreed on a personal union, forming the Second Kalmar Union, with its capital in Stockholm.
Finland, long considered to be a part of Scandinavia, was a Russian vassal state at the time. Under the threat of war from Britain and Scandinavia, the Romanovs gave up Finland, Kaerlia and the Kola Peninsula. The Russians, threatened by their new, powerful neighbours, moved the capital to Moscow and sold the Scandinavians St Petersburg in 1870.
Under the Red Banner...
After the Reds toppled the newly formed German Empire, Communalist uprisings and sympathisers were put down by government forces until 1889, when German backed troops, armed with superior weaponry stormed the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the whole city was under siege as the Royal Family was evacuated to Aberdeen in the UK. The government disbanded in late July 1889, after the Prime Minister was executed. The Red Scandinavians then fell under the German yoke and were subjected to forced industrialisation and explusion of ethnic minorities during the nearly century long Cold War.
Monarchy in exile
The Scandianavian Monarchy was evacuated to Scotland, with King Christian IX meeting up with the newly crowned and equally exiled German Kaiser Wilhelm II in London. The Monarchs spent a long and arduous exile in Edinburgh, becoming a centre for Scandinavian refugees. The current monarch, Margrethe II, was born in Edinburgh on 16 April 1940.
Return of the Royals
After the collapse of the Red Bloc in the October Coup of 1983, the Scandinavian government quickly adopted a multi-party system upon the collapse of the German government. The monarch-in-exile, Margrethe II, was welcomed back to Stockholm after spending half of her life with the Danish community in Scotland. A few Russian nationalists attempted to secede the Ingria region from Scandinavia, which was quickly put to a stop after negotiations allowed the militia to release the hostages from their hideout in the local parliament building.
A referendum was held in early 1984 whether to allow Ingria independence or to rejoin Russia. The results were as follows:
- Stay with Scandinavia - 65%
- Rejoin the Russian Republic - 25%
- Independence - 10%