Who tried to stop war with Norway in Hamlet?  

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Claudius not only tries to stop the war with Norway in Act 1, but he succeeds in doing so. He sends Cornelius and Voltemand to inform "Old Norway," Fortinbras ' uncle, that Fortinbras is likely to attack Denmark. Old Norway holds his nephew back from doing this, so Fortinbras decides to attack Poland instead. It's for this purpose that he enters Denmark, both when he crosses it in Act 4 and when he arrives there at the...

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