Norwegian union dissolution referendum, 1905
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The question put to the voters (only men had suffrage in Norway at the time) was whether they approved of the "already completed dissolution of the union" («den stedfundne Opløsning af Unionen»). The wording of the question was carefully considered to make it clear that the Norwegian Parliament considered the union to be out of force even if the Swedish government insisted that it could be dissolved only upon mutual consent.
The Norwegian Parliament had announced the plebiscite on 27 July, in anticipation of a Swedish demand for it, thereby avoiding the appearance that the Norwegians had given in to a Swedish demand.
Although women did not have a vote, Norwegian suffragists started a campaign to collect signatures in favor of the dissolution and were able to present 244,765 in favor of the dissolution within two weeks.
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|