Occupied | Okkupert – Season 1
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Europe is suffering from an energy crisis and when Norway’s new Green prime minister Jesper Berg calls a press conference to announce that he is stopping all fossil fuel production. The EU calls on Russia to invade.
Jesper Berg assures journalist Thomas Eriksen that the Russian presence is by no means an occupation. During a medal ceremony at Akershus Fortress a young guardsman attempts to shoot the Russian ambassador. Russia views this as a declaration of war, resulting in both countries preparing their military forces for battle.
Prime minister Berg is put under pressure by Eriksen to announce when the Russians will be leaving Norway, but the invading nation will not retreat until its demands are met.
A Norwegian resistance movement that calls itself Free Norway seems intent on using any means necessary to get the Russians out of the country. They contact Eriksen, and demand that he gives them a good write up – otherwise his wife’s Russian friendly restaurant will be the next target.
There are few days remaining until the Russians withdraw, and the preparations for them to leave the country takes place at all levels. Prime Minister Jesper Berg makes plans to get his Party up and running again, but a major incident at an oil and gas facility at Viksund changes the entire political landscape.
Norway has managed to repair the gas lines after the bomb at Viksund, but the EU believes that the political landscape is now too uncertain for Russia to withdraw now. Prime Minister Berg must make a difficult decision – contrary to his own ideological convictions.
Jesper Berg has won the referendum, but the Russians show no signs of leaving the country. On the contrary, they have increased their military activity. The prime minister now expects the EU to intervene, but the EU is reluctant to enter into a military conflict with Russia.
Jesper Berg realises that he is not getting anywhere with the EU, and initiates police action to get the Russians out of the country. The Russian ambassador, Sidorova, warns him against continuing to expel Russians, but Jesper Berg does not heed the advice.
9. December Part 1
Jesper Berg continues as the country’s prime minister from within the US Embassy, but the Americans are not particularly thrilled about Jesper’s politics and offer him a ticket to Switzerland.
10. December Part 2
In an interview with an American news channel Jesper Berg explains the Norwegian side of the conflict. This is the opposite of what the Americans asked for and so they attempt to remove him from the embassy.