An Analysis of the Norwegian Resistance During The Second World War
The Norwegian Resistance during the Second World War (April 1940-June 1945) was basically a peaceful set of events conducted by the civilian population as well as underground military organizations. While sabotage and other hostile resistance acts did occur, they were not great in number. It should not be overlooked the Norwegian Armed Forces did fight for 63 days before admitting defeat to Germany. This paper will answer the question, 'Was the Norwegian Resistance successful against the German Nazis once their country was taken over by them during the Second World War?' The Warden theory of the organization of a system is used to categorize the Resistance movement, dissecting it and placing it in categories. Centers of gravity are noted and discussed. While the Norwegians did not have the military strength to beat the Germans, they did win many battles via their Resistance to the German Rule. These victories, along with German acknowledgment, prove the Norwegian Resistance was successful against the German Army and its rule over Norway.