What were the consequences?

Forerunners: votes for women in Northern Europe

In most of the Scandinavian countries with the exception of Sweden, women got at least partial voting rights before the end of the First World War. Women who were in charge of households could vote in municipal elections. In Iceland there were two women's alliances which aimed at suffrage for women. They published newspapers and held meetings. There were not many objections to women's suffrage and many politicians fought for women's suffrage, so there was little need for militant tactics.

In 1907 Finland became the first country to allow women to vote and to stand for parliament. Norway granted universal suffrage in 1913.