The 1992 Danish Revolution against the Nationalist Regime.

A moment of history.

The Revolution of ’92 was really a continuation of the Spring Uprisings back in 1978, where Danish illegal socialist movements conducted an insurgency against the Nationalist Regime.

The Uprising was caused by a number of factors, legalized gong importation, unfair tax-burden on the lower classes, the prohibition of socialist movements, the abolition of the trade unions in 1969 and a general dissatisfaction with the present Nationalist Regime.

The Uprising started in the western harbour of Esbjerg, at the “House of the Fallen Workers”, who at that time was called “House of National Pride”. A secondary uprising that quickly joined up with the main uprising rose from the Resistance Veterans movement and started at the Memorial of the Resistance at the sacred site of Frøbjerg Bavnehøj on the island of Fyn.

The Uprising was, however, brutally fought down by the nationalist Royal Guard’s 2nd Regiment, resulting in over 400 dead.

The Revolution started on the 4th of may in the city of Odense, it was started ,once again, by socialist movements, it did however quickly gain the support of a number of other non-socialist movements, such as the Free Liberal Party, The Union of Veterans and the most important of them all, Governor Jane Slotsgren.

Governor Slotsgren was at that time, recently elected, and so far she had been just another Nationalist puppet governor, doing what the party told her to.

But not this time, in later interviews ms. Slotsgren revealed that her grandfather had been a resistance member and was killed during the Spring Uprisings by the Royal Guard.

Another crucial supportive action, was the order from King Canute VI to the Royal Guard, to cease any and all support to the Government, less than 14 minutes after that order, he fled to the island of Bornholm, and on the 5th of may, declared the entire island in a state of insurrection against the Nationalist Regime.

The Regime had now lost it’s regal legitimacy and a large amount of military support, they did still have control of Zealand, a repeat of the Uprising.

The revolutionaries captured a number of military facilities on both the Jutland peninsula and the island of Fyn, but did fail, initially, to capture the large military airfield at Karup, where Government forces managed to repel the initial attacks. Also, a number of Government loyalist refused to abandon the City hall in Aarhus, thus resulting in the regular battle of Aarhus, a battle the insurgency won, but to considerable damage of the city’s infrastructure and buildings.

At this stage, almost half of the country was under Revolutionary control, rendering the Government only in control of Zealand and thus, in control of the capital of Copenhagen.

However, the Regime liberal use of gongs now fired back on them, the only nations who was supportive of the Regime was Britain, Korea and South Africa. And the only one of those who actually wanted to support the Regime directly was Korea, the other nations where less inclined to do so.

The end result was that the Regime rapidly started to lose ground, as most of the remaining military forces quickly changed sides.

The Regime went into exile less than 120 hours after the Revolution began, the leaders of the Revolutionary Government and King Canute VI entered the capital in triumph, and declared only two hours later that the Revolutionary capital of Odense would remain capital for the new Danish nation.

The Regime-in-exile fled to the Greenland naval base of Ivittuut, where it remains even today, as the Free Republic of Denmark, constantly harassed by the Greenlanders.

The new Odense Government announced a return to the democratic constitutions of 1711-1926, with the King as a more active player in the game.

On the 7th of may the new People’s Kingdom of Denmark was officially formed, the King installed himself in the royal castle in Odense, and later married Governor Slotsgren in a quiet ceremony a few months later.

That was the Danish Revolution, thank you for your time.


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