Saturday, 21 March 2015

The setting up a Colonial History Center in Christiansholm (Copenhagen).

The setting up a Colonial History Center in Christiansholm (Copenhagen).
During the 17th and 18th century Denmark became a colonial power with commercial stations and forts in India and on the Guinea-coast (Ghana), an office (faktori) in the Chinese town Canton (Guangzhou) as well as a true colonization of Greenland and three islands in the West Indies. The Danish possessions also included Iceland and the Faroe Islands, who in certain respects also must be said to have had colony status. First after the sale of her tropical possessions in respectively 1845, 1850 and 1917 as well as the recording by Greenland in the Danish Commonwealth in 1953 ended this epoch in Denmark's history.