In 1929, Democrats scored another victory in the pools, and a coalition government was formed. Unemployment rates were high, and the economy went through a severe crisis due to the Great Depression. When Great Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931, Denmark had followed suit. In 1933 about 40 percent of organized industrial workers were affected.
The Social Reforms of 1933 simplified legislation and laid down the principle of law. It also introduced fixed charges for social services. The general election of 1935 showed broad support for the Social Democrats’ program, and they stayed in power. The relationship with Germany greatly influenced Foreign policy in the 1930s. In 1939, when Germany approached the Nordic countries with a proposed non-aggression treaty, Denmark also agreed to sign the non-aggression pact. However, it was generally worth less than the paper it was written on. When World War II broke out in September 1939, Denmark declares itself natural. However, the relations with Germany and Great Britain became increasingly precarious as the country tried to remain politically and economically balanced between the two nations.
Here below are some fascinating historical photos that show what Denmark looked like in the 1930s.