A Brief History of Svalbard, Norway
Brief History of Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Norway
In this video, I briefly go over the history of Svalbard from its multiple possible discoveries to modern times.
I made an oopsie - At around 6:40 I mention that various nations have settled on Spitsbergen in 1916 - I meant to say 1619...
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0:40 - Geography of the Archipelago
1:40 - The Icelanders
2:25 - The North-East Passage
2:39 - Hugh Willoughby
3:04 - Barents
3:44 - The Pomors
3:32 - Golden Age of Arctic Whaling
8:40 - Age of Coal
9:34 - The Spitsbergen Treaty
10:32 - World War 2
11:30 - Reconstruction and modern times
▼One of the only books I could find on the subject
▷ No Man's Land: a history of Spitsbergen from its discovery in 1596 to the beginning of the scientific exploration of the country by Sir William Martin Conway (1906) - https://books.google.com/books?id=Fk0EAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA328&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q=jan%20mayen&f=false
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