Tag - history
Scandinavia dates back to prehistoric times when the first human settlements were established in the area. During the Viking Age (793-1066 AD), Scandinavian seafarers traveled far and wide, raiding and trading with neighboring lands. The Kalmar Union was established in 1397, which united Denmark, Norway, and Sweden under one monarchy. In modern times, Scandinavia has become known for its progressive politics and strong social welfare systems. Today, the countries of Scandinavia are some of the wealthiest and most prosperous in the world.