Nonviolent National Defense
Most stories of nonviolent action have been about movements to win rights or overthrow authoritarian regimes. In Denmark the challenge was different. The Danes used nonviolent action as a form of national defense against an invader. The resistance was not strong enough to defeat the German war machine – that was left to the military of the allied countries – but it protected Danish society and culture and frustrated Germany’s efforts to exploit Danish resources.
The first stirrings of resistance were expressions of Danes’ national identity. For example, students refused to speak German in language classes. “Songfests” brought people together to sing traditional Danish songs. In all these ways Danes asserted their autonomy.
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