Norway and Sweden mark 200 years of peace. A ceasefire agreement.

Exactly 200 years to the day 14th Aug 1814, the Moss treaty was signed. A ceasefire agreement between Norway and Sweden that ended the last war between the two countries. 

Not only is it a ceasefire agreement, but it is also a political document that laid the basis for Norway being able to keep its constitutional laws as a union between Norway and Sweden was formed. 

The parliament president speaks o it as “A political handcraft, pointing into the future”.

Parliament Presiden Olemic Thommessen said:

“A big marking of the event will be arranged in Moss. This will celebrate the beginning of the second and, in many ways, the most interesting part of the celebration of the Norwegian Constitutional Laws. It is about saving the Constitutional Laws and moving from a national battle to a battle for values.”

Source: The Local 2014 14 Aug 


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