Why invade Denmark?
If we are talking WWII then the motive was to use airfields in Northen Denmark as a stepping stone for the invasion of Norway (which in turn was invaded to control the Northern Atlantic)
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Answer Why would they? Denmark had nothing to do with the war at all, and they were no threat to Germany Sooe_Denmark Answer There was a lot of German planning against Denmark prior ti WW1. Specially Schlieffen had several war games 1895-1900 including a northern state (Denmark) interfering in …a conflict between Germany and a major state in the west (France). We know of two plans against Denmark, "Fall J" and "Fall H". One against all of Denmark and one only against Jutland. Denmark was important, because this northern flank was open for an attack from the Home Fleet against Kiel, The Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal and the German Baltic Fleet. Furthermore, the Germans was aware of a promise from the Brittish King to the French Foreign Minister DelcassÃ© in 1904, about landing 100.000 Brittish soldiers I Jutland in case of a war between Germany and France. This promise, however, was never confirmed. As a condition for approving the U-boat War I 1916, Bismarck and Ludendorff demanded at stronghold made I Southern Jutland, the territory Denmark lost in 1864: Sicherungsstellung Nord. The Germans were concerned about the Danish (and Dutch) attitude against the U.-boat War. There were a lot of reasons for war in Denmark, but Germany simply didn't have the capability after the Schlieffen plan failed. Andrew's Answer: Denmark's invasion during WWII was a last minute thought by the Nazi leadership. Hitler did not want to invade those countries until after France and Great Brittain were out of the way. Denmark's invasion is one of those cosmic mistakes that is the beginning of the end without you even knowing it. When Hitler decided to go into Sweden , for the Iron, and Norway, to get to Sweden, he had to cross Denmark as it is the most direct route to both countries only a small portion of sea separates the three countries. Now the reason this is mentioned is because if it had not been for the invasion of Sweden and Norway Hitler may have had enough of a navy to land troops during the Battle of Briton. Back to the real answer: During WWI Germany had enough iron and raw materials to fight the war. Remember there were no tanks and few airplanes. Germany had no reason to enter into Denmark. Comment: Germany did not/not invade Sweden in World War Two. Sweden, as in World War One, remained neutral throughout the conflict. Jonas's This is to sooe_denmark.. i've never heard of the plans "Fall J" and "Fall H". Could you plz send me a link or somthing about these plans?? I would love to know more! sooe_denmark HI Jonas. I'm sorry, but the plans were, along with the plans of Sicherungsstellung Nord, destroyed at an air raid on the German naval headquarters in 1945. The final plan for an attack was a coup. The Germans would quickly block the Danish baelts (The Store Baelt) with their navy and at the same time set troops ashore south of Copenhagen (at KÃ¶ge) . In that way the Germans expected to obstruct the Danish mobilisation to the forts and fortifications around Copenhagen. We know some of the planning due to the numerous unofficial talks between Bismarck and the Danish Colonel LÃ¼tken in he years 1904-1909. Please take a look at my websites www.vestvolden.info (defence of Copenhagen 1880-1920) and www.fortress-scandinavia.dk (Sicherungsstellung Nord) (MORE)
German invasion of Denmark . Denmark was invaded in April 1940.. Answer . April 9th 1940.
Denmark was invaded mainly because it provided an excellent staging ground for Invasion of Norway airbases and the use of Norway's Fjords allowed the following: 9million tonnes of Iron ore to be transported from Sweden via Narvik (in north Norway) safely The Altmark' incident convinced Hitler …that neutral shipping was not safe from the Royal Navy Norway also provided airbases to control passage for German warships and submarines into the Atlantic to disrupt allied convoys. Norwegian airfields also gave bases for the bombing of Britain during the Blitz. (MORE)
Blitzkrieg. A German manner of unleashing all the guns. 1, air bombing 2, rolled in with tanks 3, foot soldiers Denmark was so confused and frightened that the Nazis didn't have a problem taking over
Denmark is to the north of Germany. Denmark is considered to be one of the four Nordic countries of Europe (the others being Norway, Sweden and Iceland). It is the southernmost of these, lying southwest of Sweden, and south of Norway (Iceland is far off in the North Atlantic). It is bordered to …the south by Germany. The Baltic Sea lies to the east of Denmark and the North Sea lies to the west. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (aka Jylland), and many islands; the largest are Zealand (aka SjÃ¦lland), Funen (aka Fyn), Vendsyssel-Thy (although this is sometimes lumped with Jutland), Lolland, Falster, and Bornholm. A hundred or so minor islands making up the "Danish Archipelago" lie around Jutland in the North Sea and Baltic Sea and are part of Denmark. Greenland could also be considered part of Denmark although it is now an autonomous country with Denmark only exercising control in foreign relations. Greenland, of course, is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago of North America and is categorized as part of North America. DENMARK is a country in Northern Europe. (MORE)
The Kingdom of Denmark: Is most commonly known as Denmark, is acountry in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe. Ourpopulation is around 5,475,791 and growning. Denmark is aconstitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government.As stipulated in the Danish Constitution, the monarch is… notanswerable for his or her actions, and his or her person issacrosanct. The monarch formally appoints and dismisses the PrimeMinister and other ministers. The prime minister is customarilychosen through negotiation between the parliament party leaders.The National Anthem Is: Der er et yndigt land (national) Translatedit means "There is a pretty country." It has a Free marketcapitalist economy, ranks according to one measure as having theworlds highest income equality. Denmark is also known for being themost peaceful country in the World, Denmark was Ranked 2'nd ofbeing the Happiest country in the world based on standards ofhealth, welfare, and education. Denmark owns Greenland. (MORE)
I belive Hitler invaded denmark because he thought all Jews were bad and deserved to be killed and hurt-plus in denmark there were a lot of Jews.
On April 9, 1940, Germany invaded Denmark, but it did not treat this country as badly as it had other invaded countries. There were several reasons for this less severe treatment.. Because its army and navy were so small, Denmark only to a limited degree fought the invasion; German leaders were ple…ased, and they decided to let the government of Denmark continue to function normally. Germany allowed Denmark to keep its king, its government, and its military.. Denmark produced a lot food every year and the Germans needed food for their soldiers. German leaders wanted to stay on friendly terms with the Danes because they wanted them to supply food for the Nazi troops. If Germany acted too harshly towards Denmark, the Danes might refuse to give them the food they needed. Then Germany would have to send in more troops to take the food by force--something neither country wanted.. The German losses in personnel as a result of the invasion has never been published, but they were probably much higher than the Danish losses. 12 armoured cars and several cars and motorcycles were damaged or destroyed. Four tanks were damaged. Several German planes were hit by ground fire and one Heinkel He 111 bomber was shot down. 2 German soldiers were taken prisoners by Danish soldiers in this short war. The Danish losses were: 11 soldiers, 3 frontier guards and 2 airmen killed. 20 soldiers were wounded. A few civilian were killed or wounded. The events on and around the 9th of April has been discussed to the present day and will probably be discussed for many years to come. But what remains is this basic fact: despite being heavily outnumbered, outgunned and lacking training the Danish soldiers took up the fight without hesitation and with great courage and determination. (MORE)
Primarily, so that Germany could continue to receive Swedish Iron Ore deliveries by way of the coastal shipping near Norwegian waters. More info below: The Invasion of Denmark & Norway: Preparations Ã 10 Oct. 1939: German Admiral Raeder first proposes to Hitler the occupation of Norw…ay, to use for Naval Bases. Denmark would have to be seized to provide the necessary bases to support operations in Norway. Norway & Denmark are neutral countries. Ã 1939-1940: British Lord of the Admiralty Churchill proposes mining Norwegian coastal waters to prevent Swedish Iron-Ore from reaching Germany. Also if the Allies plan to help Finland in its war against the USSR, then it would be necessary to secure a logistical line through Norway & Sweden. Ã 11 Dec. 1939: Hitler & Raeder meet with Vidkun Quisling a former Norwegian Defense Minister that is pro-Nazi. Quisling urges German occupation of Norway to prevent a British intervention. He falsely claims that the Norwegian government would secretly support the German occupation. Three days later, Hitler orders preliminary planning for a Norwegian invasion. Ã 16 Feb. 1940: Altmark incident in Norwegian territorial waters. Ã 21 Feb. 1940: German planning for the invasion of Norway (Operation 'Weserubung') begins in earnest. Ã 1 March 1940: Hitler issues orders to invade Denmark & Norway on 17 March (later delayed until April) Ã 28 March 1940: The British & French Supreme War Council decides to mine Norwegian coastal waters & prepare an Allied expedition to go to Norway if Germany interferes. This operation is scheduled for 5 April (later delayed to 8 April). 1 April 1940: Hitler approves the final plans for invasion & sets the start date as 9 April. The Invasion & Defeat of Denmark & Norway: April to June 1940: Ominous foreshadowing Ã April 9, 1940 4:15am: Denmark is invaded to acquire air bases that can support German naval landings of troops in Norway. The German achieve the element of surprise. Ã Norway: Germans use entire surface combat fleet, 6 Divisions, 400 combat aircraft, 500 transport aircraft, and many troop transport ships for the invasion. Six locations will be seized by parachute troops and/or troops landed by ships. Airfields are key. Ã This is the first major direct encounter between the western allies ground units and the German ground forces. Germans are mostly successful getting to their target areas despite the fact that the British naval units have arrived on the scene at about the same time. Ã Norwegian government does not surrender; instead it evacuates and sets up government-in-exile in Britain. Ã 14 April 1940: Some British troops begin arriving in Norway. Eventually French mountain troops will arrive before the campaign ends. Ã The Germans have command of the air, and the ground forces make considerable gains against the Norwegians & Allies. This German air superiority will help prevent the British navy from having more success. Ã The Norwegians and the British navy inflicts heavy losses on German surface ships, while also suffering large losses. Ã 10 June: German success on the ground and air cause the Allies to evacuate their forces out of Norway & force Norway to surrender. Note: France has already been invaded. Ã Allied Casualties: Ã German Casualties: 3,800 killed, and 1,600 wounded. Luftwaffe lost about 100 aircraft. The Kriegsmarine lost 1 heavy cruiser, 2 light cruisers, 10 destroyers & 6 submarines. The Defeat of Denmark & Norway: Consequences Ã The relatively heavy losses of the moderate-sized German surface fleet will reduce its ability to play any major role in the immediate future. Ã May 8, 1940: The early German successes cause British Prime Minister Chamberlain to resign. Ã May 10, 1940: Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister. Ã The Danish Faroe Islands are occupied by British forces on April 12 to prevent a German occupation. Ã Iceland, a territory of Denmark, declares independence to avoid German occupation and permit Allied help. Ã May 3, 1940: Greenland, another Danish territory, is declared under the protection of the United States as part of the Western Hemisphere neutrality zone. Ã The American government & public are shocked and concerned by the invasion of the two neutral nations. Ã The rapid German successes and the inability of the Allies to stop Germany were clearly ominous signs to American leaders. President Roosevelt's already pessimistic view of French & British military capability is reinforced by these events. Ã Norway would remain in German hands for the rest of the war. Ã The potential German military threat to Sweden adds another dimension to Sweden's original voluntary alignment with Germany. Ã German air and naval units operating from bases here would be a threat to Allied shipping, especially that traveling to/from Murmansk. German ships would also have easier access to the North Atlantic. Ã German troops would be required to garrison the country, which in 1944 peaked at about 400,000. (MORE)
What were the advantages of Germany invading Denmark Holland Belgium and Norway before attacking France in 1940?
It was a precaution. Germany needed to know that they weren't falling into a trap, so they took all of the land. I think they were planning on invading them anyways.
This contributor is of Danish descent. The Danes were armed with bolt-action rifles, and they had the biggest helmets of any World War 2 combatant, but it did not help them in 1940. Germany needed specialized weapons and tactics to invade France, Belgium, Holland, and Norway, but with Denmark and Lu…xembourg they merely pushed aside the markers and rolled in. Yet, except for Yugoslavia, Denmark had the most effective resistance to the Axis of any occupied country. The British equipped the Danes with the STEN gun, the Welrod silenced assassination pistol, explosives, and other weapons of resistance. When the Germans planned to round up Danish Jews and send them to concentration camps, the Danish resistance learned of it and sent nearly all of the Jews to neutral Sweden by fishing boat in a single night. As the war turned against Germany, Danish resistance became more open. When Montgomery's army neared the German-Danish border in 1945, the Danish Army swung into action and expelled the Germans. Yes, this contributor is proud to be a Dane. Sorry I cannot answer the question more effectively, but perhaps another contributor can do it.. The most recognizable weapon used by the Danish Army when Germany invaded was probably the Madsen machine gun. (MORE)
Germany is the only country that borders Denmark by land on the south. It is surrounded on three sides, west, north and east by the North Sea and the Baltic Sea which meet at some point.
Germany used Denmark as both a base for the invasion of Norway and to keep northern Germany save from the allies.
~Denmark is in Europe. ~The Danish flag is red and white. ~Denmark's population is 5,307,000. ~Hans Christian Andersen is a writer in Denmark. ~its awesome.
Greenland, Faroe islands, Norway, Iceland, Trankebar (a place in India), the Virgin Islands (some Caribbean islands) and some places at the Ivory Coast in Africa
Yes, it is currently the seventh richest country in the world. Its GPA is $206,586 Billion. It's current population as of 2012 is 5,543,453.
Adolf Hitler's decision to invade Denmark and Norway, whom claimed neutrality before the invasion, was based on various reasons. The main reason for the invasion of Norway, Hitler was advised that if the German's had the possession of the main ports of Norway, the outcome of WWI might have been diff…erent. Invasion of Denmark came next since it neighbored the Norway ports and Norway Leads. Hitler, in fact, had no intention of invading Norway until he gave an audience to Vidkun Quisling, the leader of Nasjonal Samling (National Union) , a small Norwegian party who supported Hitler. This meeting changed his mind for on December 14, 1939, he invades Norway. Hitler assured the Norwegians that the neutrality of the "Nordic States" was to be assumed for the future and that a continuation of German trade with those countries appeared possible even in a war of long duration. In a treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union, Germany would not interfere the Soviet invasion of Finland. After the start of WWII, Hitler saw an opportunity to seize Norway and Denmark as an answer to the threat of the invasion of Finland. For Germany the advantages were substantial. Of the approximately six million tons of Swedish magnetite iron ore which Germany imported annually, about half passed through the Norwegian ice-free port of Narvik and the Norway Leads. The ore was important for German production of munitions. Control of Norway would free the way to the North Atlantic, access to the Baltic Sea and German coast from the south and the Arctic Ocean and the approaches to the Soviet Union from the far north. The Generals saw Norway as integral for the invasion of Great Britain. Looking back on the occupation of Norway and Denmark had no real significant advantage for Germany. (MORE)
Invaded means going with armed forces into another country. An invasion may be done against an enemy country, or to liberate a friendly country from an enemy, or for other strategic reasons.
If you want info on 'imortant' people in Denmark, you need to consult the book 'Kraks BlÃ¥ bog', which corresponds to 'Who's who' in the English language world. Published by Gads Forlag.
Adolf Hitler claimed Germany had to protect Scandinavia fromBritain and its allies. But, the real reason was to safeguard asupple of Sweden's iron ore for the Germany's was factories via theseaports of Norway and to give Germany and use of Denmark's andNorway's ports and airfields. With control of t…hese two countries,Nazi submarines and warships could reach the Atlantic safely viathe North Sea and not have to risk using the narrower and heavilyprotected English Channel. The rich farmland of Denmark would alsoprovide the food needed to keep an army well fed. Only Sweden,which had no shoreline on the Atlantic, was free of Germany'soccupying forces. (MORE)
It would depend on where you are starting from. It is possible toget to Denmark in lots of ways, by air, sea and land.
Denmark: The invasion of Denmark would create a staging area for operations in Norway. Furthermore, having control of Denmark would secure the Baltic Sea for Germany and the Soviet Union (Germany had an alliance with the Soviet Union). Plus, Denmark was a Nordic country and was meant to show the ben…efits of being a German protectorate. Norway: Hitler was worried that Britain would intrude on Norwegian neutrality to mine the North Sea and control of Norway would create an easy route for Swedish iron ore. (MORE)
Judging from the souvenir shops it is still little figurines resembling the Status of the little mermaid. For kids is gotta be Lego toys.
As most other western European countries Denmark during the 1930's experienced a political pressure to spend resources on the budding welfare state rather than on armament (compare Churchill's 'While England slept'). This means that Denmark who had led a successful armed neutrality policy during WWI…, found itself in a weak position when WWII broke out. In spite of promises from the Prime minister to the Parliament that Denmark would fight any invader, the army was not mobilized - and when the invasion became imminent, the politicians were afraid that a mobilisation exactly would constitute a pretext for Germany to attack. The result was that even though intelligence reports on April 8 1940 - the eve of the April 9 invasion - clearly warned that German troops were moving towards the Danish-German border, the soldiers were told to go to bed (!) - rather than digging themselves down and prepare for war. In conclusion the war was lost long before the invasion actually took place, and the relatively few soldiers at the border were sacrificed on the morning of April 9, since they had to fight completely unprepared with light weapons - the fighting lasted only 4 - 5 hours, and just served to prove to the international community that Denmark was in principle resisting the invasion, but in reality the politicians had accepted it as unavoidable. This is the short version of the beginning of the German occupation which has been described as 5 years of Absurd theatre - an occupation that both the invader and the invaded pretend hadn't taken place: The Danish government only stepped down after 3 years occupation. Part of the population was shocked and humiliated, while others bought the official cover story (for internal use only), that Denmark was not really occupied in the traditional sense, but just subject to German's 'protection' under serious protest. The issue is still basis of heated debates among Danes on all levels, with especially the two then-ruling parties Social Demokrats and Radical left (which in spite of the name is slightly right of center, and nnot redical at all) getting a lot of flak, which is only partly justified since their defense policy had widespread support back in the mid 30's. (MORE)
In denmark we have a temperate climate, that means that in winter it is cold, and in the summer it is hot, but it also rains a lot etc. I don't know how accurate my explanation is, but then look it up! (Temperate climate) And right now, it rains in denmark. Which sucks!
To my knowledge there is no prison called Denmark, it is however a country in Scandinavia, Europe
Denmark has about 7300 kilometers of coastline and nowhere in the country are you more than 52 kilometers from the coast.
Denmark is a flat country, the highest point being around 200 metres (600 feet) above sea level. Most of Denmark's geography was created by glaciers and them melting some 10'000 years ago. Roughly speaking this means that the eastern parts are filled with huge rocks that the glaciers could carry ar…ound, but the western parts consist of clay, mud and other small particles, that the melting water, having lost all its force, could still carry around. Denmark is located north of Germany in time zone +1:00 (MORE)
Park, dark, Mark, shark, southwark, spark, bark, Newark, trademark, Clark, bookmark, benchmark, earmark, meadowlark, ballpark, landmark, trimark, airpark, brandmark, Lanark, watermark, birthmark, bismarck, flightpark and so on...
Definition 1: A rather large bird found in various contries. Definition 2: A twig like root. Very large.
Very. I don't know an exact number, but I can say they are very rich. I belive they are the 13. richest country in the world.
Northern part of Europe, just above Germany, part of Scandanavia, next to Sweden and UK, south of Norway
They moved in to search for jews. I think they took over newspapers, radio stations etc.
I don't really know what you mean about emblem, but Denmarks flag is read with a white cross, and it is also the oldest flag in the world. On Denmarks 10 kr. and 20 kr. coins, they have their queen on them, but Denmark couldn't care less about it. Denmark doesn't have any kind of symbol, like C…anada has a beaver or something. (MORE)
Denmark doesn't have a mayor, each municipalities has a mayor. The name is Prime Minister, and he rules the country. Of course not alone, we have democracy in Denmark. And he gets switched out every fourth year.
If you mean Population, then Denamark has 5.540.241 people (estimated the 1. of April 2010).
When they invaded, the danish people didn't really put up a fight( of course there was a Resistance though). After the invasion the Nazis went from building to building searching for Jews to exterminate.
Yes! Denmark has several princes. Three of them are adults and married. . Prins Consort Henrik (married to the queen) . Crown Prince Frederik . Prins Christian . Prince Joachim . Prince Nikolai . Prince Felix . Prince Henrik
No it's the other way round. The Vikings (Scandanavian Soldiers) came from Sweden, Denmark and Norway, so that three countries join up to make a bigger country called Scandanavia. Hope my info helped:)
Denmark wasn't discovered in the same way as perhaps America. There is no danish equivalent to Christopher Colombus. Denmark was probably discovered some 10'000 years ago when the glaciers of the last ice age melted away and the land could be inhabited. Tribes of hunters probably wandered into Den…mark in search of prey, and humans have lived there ever since. There might have been humans in Denmark before the ice age, but they would have been driven out by the glaciers. (MORE)
Mads Mikkelsen is a very well known celebrity for his role in James Bond 'Casino Royale'.
Denmark wasn't discovered in the same way as perhaps America. There is no danish equivalent to Christopher Colombus. Denmark was probably discovered some 10'000 years ago when the glaciers of the last ice age melted away and the land could be inhabited. Tribes of hunters probably wandered into Denm…ark in search of prey, and humans have lived there ever since. There might have been humans in Denmark before the ice age, but they would have been driven out by the glaciers. (MORE)
1 american dollar is currently worth 5.56 Danske Kroner (danish crowns, DKK). Denmark usually tries to fit the value of DKK to euro, so that 1 DKK at any time is worth around 7.5 euro.
In Denmark Santa Claus is called Julemanden ('The Christmas Man'; 'jul' is the christmas holiday, 'manden' means 'the man'). He is believed to live in Greenland, a danish colony, and the stories about him are identical to those about Santa Claus.
most likely in the past but it is very difficult to tell because of different empires controlling different areas of Europe Norway might have invaded Denmark but the fall of the roman empire for example over different disputes or attempts to keep the empire together of coarse they probable where not… called Norway and Denmark back then but the land was in the same place. (MORE)
The people that had invaded England from Denmark, Norway and Sweden are called The Vikings. This was during the 9th Century.
The Germans could control the Baltic sea, and deliveries of iron ore from Sweden wouldn't be interrupted.
Most danes believe that it means Dan's Field, Den being derived from Dan, the name of an early king; and mark meaning a field in Danish. However there are a plethora of theories (see the Sources and relate links section, below).
What items were either rationed or difficult for the danish peapleto get after the Nazis invaded and occupied denmark?
The people had to ration electricity. It was difficult to find materials Danish people needed to survive.
Well... Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Germany and England, not to mention the Vikings, who settled all across Europe and also Canada.