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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 10:40 p.m. PST

"Norway in 1814 was a country of farmers, most of whom owned a Little land. There were of course some substantial landowners, but by and large a greater degree of equality existed among farmers in Norway tan in any other country in Europe.

In contrast to most other European countries, Norway had hardly any aristocracy in 1814. And the towns were modest in size. Of a total Norwegian population of about 900 000, only 10 per cent lived in towns.

Bergen, with 18 000 inhabitants, was the largest town, and about 10 000 people lived in Christiania which became the country's capital in 1814. The country's first university had been founded in Christiania in 1811…."
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