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Why did the conquest of Norway cause long-term problems for Nazi Germany?
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Norwegian bases would prove useful against the Soviet Union beginning in 1941, but Norway became a drain on German resources as Hitler continually reinforced the garrison against a British invasion that never materialised. In addition, the failure to capture the Norwegian government on April 9 contributed to German problems in the long term, as the government-in-exile established in London fostered patriotic resistance and subversion.