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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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 to…nnes 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.
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 ha…ve a problem taking over
Operation Weserubung , the invasion of Denmark , began 9 April 1940 .
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 treatm…ent.. Because its army and navy were so small, Denmark only to a limited degree fought the invasion; German leaders were pleased, 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.
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 Norway, 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.
Denmark was invaded 9th of April 1940.
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, Hi…tler was advised that if the German's had the possession of the main ports of Norway, the outcome of WWI might have been different. 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.
The NAtion that invaded Denmark was the Germans
Denmark was invaded by Germany in 1940
the year 800 aprox
In World War 2
They moved in to search for jews. I think they took over newspapers, radio stations etc.
In World War 2
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 search…ing for Jews to exterminate.
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 t…he 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.