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Timeline of events for The Green North timeline.


Early History

  • circa 110,000 - ~10,000 years ago - Last glacial period takes place.
  • c. 9,900 years ago (POD) - The glaciers retreat to the poles. However, instead of staying on the Arctic Circle, the ice melts into the ocean.
  • c. 2500 BC - Indigenous peoples start to populate Greenland.

Ancient and Medieval History

  • 986 AD - Greenland's west coast is colonised by Icelanders and Norwegians in two settlements near the southwestern-most tip of the island.
  • 13th century AD - Norse Greenlanders submitted to Norwegian rule. Kingdom of Norway enters into a personal union with Denmark in 1380 and from 1397 was a part of the Kalmar Union.

Early Modern History

  • 15th century - Norse settlements in Greenland start to disappear, a result of famine and eventually conflicts with Inuit tribes.
  • 1500 - King Manuel I of Portugal sends Gaspar Corte-Real to Greenland in search of a Northwest Passage to Asia which, according to the Treaty of Tordesillas, was part of the Portuguese area of influence.
  • 1501 - Corte-Real returned with his brother, Miguel Corte-Real. They had successfully found the Northwest Passage as well as successfully set foot on Greenland.
  • 1534 - Jacques Cartier sets foot on North America.
  • 1576- Martin Frobisher finds the Arctic Islands. Britain claims the islands British Arctic Territories.
  • 1636 - Denmark-Norway enter a personal union.

The French and the Norse battle.

  • 1541 - French explorers discover Greenland. A battle between scarce Norsemen ships and French ships takes place, with French victory. The French set foot on Greenland and create a settlement. It is eventually named it Louisville.
  • 1605-1607 - King Christian IV's Expeditions to Greenland takes place, used to settlements and try to assert Danish sovereignty over Greenland. The expeditions were mostly unsuccessful, partly due to leaders lacking experience with the difficult weather conditions.
  • 1612 - British explorers land on the tip of Greenland. A battle with native Inuits takes place, resulting in British victory.
  • 1721 - A joint mercantile and clerical expedition led by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede was sent to Greenland, in a succeful attempt at creating a colony there.
  • 1733 - Russia uses the Bering Strait to land in what is now known as Alaska.
  • 1741 - Russia uses the Northern Passage to land in northern Greenland. Russian-Greenland Company starts a few years later.
  • 1763 - France loses the French and Indian War. France cedes Canada to Great Britain, transfers Louisiana to Spain, and retains Saint Pierre et Miquelon and Louisville.
  • 1799 - Russian-American Company is founded.

19th century

1800Greenland (TGN)

Greenland in 1803, before the Napoleonic Wars. French colonies in green, Russian colonies in red, Dano-Norwegian colonies in blue.

  • 1803 - Napoleonic Wars begin. Louisville is used to attack Great Britain from the west. Russian-Greenland Company expands enough to attack Louisville.
  • 1814 - Norway is granted independence from Denmark. As a result of the Napoleonic Wars, Norway is ceded to Sweden at the 1814 Treaty of Kiel. The Dano-Norwegian colonies were split into two.
  • 1815 - Napoleonic Wars end. Northern Louisville is ceded to the Russian-Greenland Company, while southern Louisville is given to Spain.
  • 1852 - British Greenland grows to its largest extent and splits into two colonial states, British North Greenland and British South Greenland.
  • July 1, 1867 - Canada becomes a country. A vote was passed to see whether British North Greenland should become a province of Canada, with a 34% vote to make British North Greenland a Canadian province. British North Greenland remains a British colony.
  • October 18, 1867 - Russian America is sold to the United States instead of the Russian-Greenland Company.

20th century

World War 1


Spanish Greenland in pink and blue, 1937.

  • 1914 - World War I begins with the invasion of Serbia by Austria-Hungary. Russia, and the Russian-Greenland Company declares war on Austria. Gernamy declares war on Russia, France declares war on Germany while Belgium and Britain remain neutral for the time being.
  • 1914 - With the invasion of Belgium by German forces, Britain enters the side of the alles and sends the BEF to aid the French against the Germans.
  • 1917 - Russian Empire collapses. Russian-Greenland Company becomes independent. The new nation opens its borders for the royalists and white Russians alike in the coming civil war.

Post-WWI era

  • 1917-1922 - As the Russian civil war continues, Romanova becomes a safe haven for White Russians, with the Royal family escaping to Romanova two days before Bolsheviks planned to attack them.
  • 1923 - The Soviet-Greenland Company almost attacked Romanov from Soviet-controlled Donskya.
  • 1921-1929 - The economies of the colonies experience a boom and immigration increases in the hope of a new life.
  • July 17th, 1936 - The Spanish Civil War breaks out. Spanish Greenland is divided into Nationalist- and Republican-controlled areas.
  • 1936-1939 - Not much action happens on the "Greenlandish front" except towards the end of the war when the Nationalist side launched a huge offensive which managed to crush the Republicans.

World War 2


Map of Greenland at the height of Nazi domination, 1941-1942, before American invasion.

  • September 1st, 1939 - The Second World War breaks out.
  • April 9th, 1940 - Nazi Germany invades Norway and Denmark. Norwegian and Danish Greenland are under German occupation. Germany uses the two colonies to attack Allied Greenland colonies.
  • July 10th, 1940 - Vichy France is established; the majority of Louisville is under German occupation.
  • November 3nd, 1940 - Britain, British Greenland and Free France invade French Greenland in an unsucessful attempt to bring French Greenland back as a Free French territory.
  • 1942 - American forces invade Danish Greenland as a successful attempt to bring the colony under Allied-control. The Americans split the Danish colony into two and use one to attack Nazi-influenced countries on Greenland.
  • 1943 - British Northern Greenland is renamed New Dorset.
  • 1944 - Soviet-Arctic Company is renamed Soviet Greenland Company, while the Soviet-Romanovian Company is seeing its last days.
  • August 15th, 1944 - British-Greenlandic territories finally bring Louisville under Free French forces. Vichy France ends.
  • September 2nd, 1945 - Second World War ends. Colonies under Nazi occupation are returned to their mother countries. Spanish Greenland annexes the disputed territory. Southern and Northern British Greenland annex their disputed territories. Louisville returns annexed Russian Greenland territory back to Romanova.

Decolonization of Greenland

  • 1947 - Many Greenland countries start to cry out for independence as their mother countries become bankrupt and are not able to fully support them.
  • 1948 - An era of rebuilding and reformation begins as post-WW-II countries recover from the devastating impact of war on their respective countries.

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