Vidkun Quisling
Historical Figure
Nationality: Norway
Date of Birth: 1887
Date of Death: 1945
Cause of Death: Executed by Firing Squad
Religion: Church of Norway, then Universalism, the latter being a creed of his own invention
Occupation: Military Officer, Politician
Spouse: Maria Vasilijevna Quisling
Political Party: Agrarian Party (1933),
Nasjonal Samling (1933-45)
Turtledove Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Striking the Balance
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): Coup d'Etat;
Last Orders
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references
Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian army officer and politician best known for serving as Minister-President of Norway from 1942 to 1945, when that country was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II. He was appointed to this position by the Germans and willingly provided much assistance to his country's conquerors. He was among the war's most notorious collaborators, and his name has become synonymous with "collaborator". When the Norwegian government reasserted itself after Victory in Europe Day, Quisling was arrested, tried, and convicted on charges of high treason. He was executed by firing squad in Akershus Fortress in Oslo in short order.

Vidkun Quisling in WorldwarEdit

By the time the Race's Conquest Fleet arrived in orbit of Earth, Vidkun Quisling's willing cooperation with his country's occupiers had already earned him a certain notoriety throughout the Allied parts of Europe and North America (and the word "quisling" was recognized as meaning "collaborator in Germany, as well). A number of humans in territories overrun by the Race assisted the Race in their war against independent human empires and not-empires. Among humans opposed to the Race, these people were known as quislings. The term was applied to Moishe Russie by David Goldfarb in 1942, though it was withdrawn when Russie stopped assisting the Race.

When the Race withdrew from the United States, Rance Auerbach reflected that Europeans such as Quisling who had assisted the Nazis were known as collaborators. He had never expected the US to need to deal with collaborators, but in the aftermath of the withdrawal of Lizard forces, it did.[1]

Vidkun Quisling in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Vidkun Quisling became the head of Norway after Germany subdued the country between 1939 and 1940. He'd been the head of the unpopular Nasjonal Samling (NS). After the occupation, he and his party grew more unpopular still with Norwegians. Quisling and other members of the NS had to be accompanied by German body guards. Germans who were part of the occupation were frustrated by the situation.[2]

After the Nazis were overthrown in Germany in Spring 1944, Quisling was toppled and immediately forced into hiding, knowing full well he'd be executed if caught.[3]


  1. Striking the Balance, pg. 449, PB.
  2. Coup d'Etat, pg. 169, HC.
  3. Last Orders, pg. 370.
Political offices
Preceded by
Torgeir Anderssen-Rysst
Minister of Defence of Norway
Succeeded by
Jens Isak de Lange Kobro
Preceded by
Office created
Minister-President (Head of Government) of Norway
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Political offices
(The War That Came Early)
Preceded by
Johan Nygaardsvold
as Prime Minister
Head of Government of Norway
(title unknown)

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Office created
Minister-President (Head of Government) of Norway
Succeeded by

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