The Kingdom of Norway is a country in Northern Europe occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The majority of the country shares a border to the east with Sweden; its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. Norway is a constitutional, hereditary monarchy and parliamentary democracy.
Norway joined the German-led coalition to meet China's invasion of Russia in 2041. While the coalition was initially successful in meeting the invasion in European Russia, by 2043, the coalition's lines were collapsing, and Chinese troops were making their way into Ukraine.
In 2011, when FührerHeinz Buckliger began reforms throughout the German Empire, he received an award from the Nasjonal Samling. During the failed Putsch against Buckliger later that year, Norway joined with Britain, Sweden, Finland, and others calling for Buckliger's release and restoration to power.
As Aryans, the Norwegians were spared the horrors the Nazis inflicted upon non-Aryan groups. It also had the dubious distinction of being able to "pay its way" in the empire thanks to the oil it struck in the North Sea.
Norway was neutral in the Great War and attempted to remain neutral when a second round of warfare broke out in Europe in 1941. However, in the first year of the Second Great War, Britain violated its neutrality by launching an invasion and pushing Norway into an alliance with Germany and the Central Powers.
Norway was drawn into the Second World War in mid-1939 when Germany invaded the country to "protect" it from Allied interference--interference in shipments of iron ore from Sweden to Germany through the North Sea, that is. Unlike Denmark, Norway attempted to resist the Germans. Its major population centers in the south fell quickly, but its underequipped army held the line in the north long enough for British and French reinforcements to arrive. However, the Germans had every advantage as the campaign progressed.
After the Big Switch in 1940, the Allies abandoned Norway, leaving the whole country to fall under the occupation of the Germans. They quickly created a puppet government under Vikudn Quisling and the unpopular Nasjonal Samling. After the occupation, he and his party grew more unpopular still with Norwegians. Quisling had to be accompanied by two German body guards. Germans who were part of the occupation were frustrated by the situation. After the 1941 British Military Coup, Norwegian ports, like Narvik, were used by the Kriegsmarine to prevent the BEF from returning to Norway.
Norway remained under German control until 1944, when Adolf Hitler was assassinated by the Committee for the Salvation of the German Nation in April of that year. After the Nazi Party was completely removed from power, Germany withdrew from Norway. Quisling was toppled and immediately forced into hiding, knowing full well he'd be executed if caught.