World War III broke out in Summer, 1989 after peace negotiations between NATO and the U.S.S.R. failed to yield a peace agreement between the two factions. The Soviets focused their efforts on West Germany and its allies, but did not hesitate to attack Scandinavia. Denmark was among the first nations to fall to Russia, and the rest of Scandinavia was under siege by Russian force along the Finnish-Russian border. Iceland was surrounded by the Soviet Northern Fleet as they occupied the Strait of Denmark.
The NATO forces of Scandinavia, as well as the Swedish and Finnish militaries, have been working in conjunction with each other to prevent a Soviet invasion. Iceland was able to defend itself from a Soviet ground assault with assistance from U.S. reinforcements. Denmark is currently being liberated as the U.S. has managed to reclaim most of West Germany. Finland was overrun, and Norway and Sweden were constantly raided by Soviet border forces, but the Scandinavian forces have resorted to their own raids to keep the Soviets at bay, striking deep within Russian territory.
The U.S. worked with Norwegian forces to recover intelligence from an American stealth plane that was shot down in Northern Russia. They were successful in retrieving the data, the pilots, and in causing major damage to Soviet infrastructure. Scandinavian forces also assisted in the American assault on Murmansk, where they destroyed the Soviet naval yards there as well as most of its submarine fleet, which was due to assault the American East Coast.
Scandinavia is still suffering several major incursions but has not yet fallen to the Soviet Union.