Reichskommissariat Norwegen

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Reich Commissariat of Norway
Reichskommissariat Norwegen
Flag of the Reichskommissariat Norwegen
Ruling Party Nasjonal Samling - Mainstream
Head of StateReichskommissar Josef Terboven
Head of GovernmentGulbrand Lunde
Sphere Grossraum Kontinentaleuropa
Foreign Alignment Autonomous Reichskommissariat, Einheitspakt
Credit Rating Fair
Market Type Gelenkte Wirtschaft

Reichskommissariat Norwegen is an Autonomous Reichskommissariat of the Greater Germanic Reich founded in April 1940, just after the capitulation of the Kingdom of Norway. Although the German occupation was meant to be a temporary measure, with eventual turnover of control to the local collaboration government, German occupation forces never left. Led by Reichskommisar Josef Terboven, Norwegen is an important Reichskommissariat for the Reich.

History[edit | edit source]

Originally, the Kingdom of Norway declared neutrality in the Second World War, hoping to stay out of hostilities just as it did in the First World War, however due to its vital location for shipping iron ore to make steel for the German Reich, it was seen as a key target for the Allies and Axis nations.

The Germans would launch Operation Weserübung in mid-1940 and invaded Norway and Denmark. The Nazis would quickly take Oslo and other major cities in the South within days. Despite this, Narvik in the north held out longer, thanks to Allied Support. However by June, the Germans were in full control of the country. with the local Nazi party of Nasjonal Samling forming the new German-aligned government, whilst the exiled Norwegians were evacuated to Britain, and then America subsequently.

Nordstern, or Neu Drontheim[edit | edit source]

The area of Nordstern, located in the south-west of Trondheim and on the small village of Øysand, was ceded by the Norwegians to the Germans as the location for a German settlement colony. It was formally annexed into the Reich just after the Second World War and construction almost immediately began.

Nowadays, the city inhabits 34,170 people and has developed its own unique German culture: Nordendeutsch.

The development of this colony, however, is only as its early stages, as the German plan for Nordstern is for it to become a metropolis capable of having a population of around 350,000 Germans and for it to also be one of the biggest Kriegsmarine base in the North Sea.