Norway was not an organized country as compared to Sweden. The rulers namely kings and chiefs were not able to carry forward an authoritarian rule even till the 9th century. The Viking s originally began with invasions and soon accumulated enough gold and wealth that was sufficient for taking control over the other districts. Harold Haarfager, a bard was powerful enough to rule over the city and the adjoining territories in the year 872. The ones who did not agree to his terms had to leave the country without any of their belongings.More...
Soon the authority passed from him to his sons who divided the region and embraced a new religion called Christianity. His son Olaf Trygvesson fought with the Swedes to protect this region but ultimately has to back off with some parts which fell under the rule of Cnut of Denmark. He and his followers soon managed to get together the remaining parts, redeveloped it and became saint of Norway. Once again they got together and drove the Cnut out of Norway.
On his way back though he was killed and soon his son Magnus took over the new authority in 1035. Magnus died at an early age and hence the region was then ruled by his father’s brother Harold (Hardrada). He was an ambitious greedy man and wanted to attack England. Although, he took his force to attack England, but he was badly defeated at Stamford Bridge in 1066 and the crown passed on to his son Sigurd Jorsalafari.
History Of Peace In Norway
We are aware of the fact that the Peace Prize is awarded in four main areas namely peace, disarmament, arms control, human rights and democracy. The history for the medal to be awarded is to create a better place for everyone. The major institute that determines these awards and also the best institution that the world has observed is in Oslo, Norway.
The institute is known as Peach Research Institute Oslo. This institute is famous for making sure that the implementation process of peace studies are carried safely. This institute was founded by none other than Norwegian researchers in 1959, one of them namely Johan Galtung. This is Norway’s only peace institute and one of the first in the whole world. The director of PRIO presently is Kristian Berg Harpviken .This institute looks after the major gas working buildings in Oslo.
The institute has been a major milestone in the field of peace and democracy. Previous directors like Stein Tonnesson, Dan Smith, Helge Hveem, and Johan Galtung have made sure that the activities were carried forward peacefully. The purpose of this institute was to formulate the research that would bring in different nations together .The researchers in Norway were people who had achieved progress in different fields pertaining to sociology, history, political science, psychology, anthropology and philosophy. The Research of Council granted money to PRIO.More...