The Situation of the Kingdom of Denmark as of 1836
King Frederick the 6th
"Grr, where is it!?"
*Advisor Christoffer walks in* "What is it, your majesty, have you lost something?"
"Yes, i need a map right now of Denmark"
"It's right there at your feet, your majesty" "Ah, yes, you're right, here it is.. let me take a closer look.
"Your majesty, our nation is the one in re.." "I NOTICED!" says Frederick angrily
"We also own the virgin islands in the Caribbean and the Nordic territories of Iceland and Greenland, which does supplies us with products such as sugar. We are also allied with Holstein in the south" "I dont care about them! At all! All i see on this map is a weakened Denmark. We must reunify with Norway and retake Southern sweden, we must rule the baltic sea once again!"
"Your majesty, that will be very hard, Norway is allied with Sweden, and as you know, they arent the weakest of enemies"
"I realize that, but we must take what is rightfully ours!"
"Your majesty, if that is really what you want, we must first strengthen ourselves" " I agree, could i get a report on our current situation in Europe?""
"As you can see sire, our army consists out of 3 divisions, 2 infantry and 1 cavalry unit. Each of those consisting out of 7500 men. If war is to come, we can mobilize 1 division in defense of our nation. If we want to, we can always enlargen our army by recruiting new soldiers.
Secondly, the navy. 10 Ships, 2 transports, 4 Men-o-War and 4 Frigates.
Not too bad, but as our small population forces us not to have a big army, we have to rely mainly on our navy. We better keep it in good shape and expand it regularly."
"I see, and our economy? How are the finances going?"
"With taxes and tariffs at a maximum so the population stays happy, we have a positive income.
If we want, we can already afford a small enlargement of our navy and/or army . But not to much, as if we do, we could get into debt."