Slesvig


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Slesvig

(ˈsleːsvi)
n
(Placename) the Danish name for Schleswig

Schles•wig

(ˈʃlɛs wɪg)

n.
a region in S Jutland, divided between Germany and Denmark: a former duchy. Danish, Slesvig.
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(17) John Stanley Martin states that this 'preponderance of Danes [w]as a result of the disbanding of the Danish Army after the First Slesvig War 1848-50', (18) as an already displaced group of young, unemployed Danes sought goldmining opportunities overseas.
He studied trumpet at the Royal Academy in Jutland before working as a professional freelance trumpet player with The Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Slesvig Military band, and the Royal Guards in Copenhagen.
Denmark's close proximity and border conflict over Schleswig (Slesvig) prevented Norway and Sweden from considering a Scandinavian alliance before the World Wars with their prospect of German expansionism and revenge.