Norway

Country Norway
Capital Oslo
Continent Europe
Currency Norwegian krone(NOK)
Languages Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian, Northern Sami, Lule Sami, Kven & Southern Sami

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Introduction

Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. The current focus is on containing spending on the extensive welfare system and planning for the time when petroleum reserves are depleted. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU.

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70 Years Later, Norway Apologizes to Women Who Had ... - New York Times

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70 Years Later, Norway Apologizes to Women Who Had ...
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LONDON In a national reckoning with its past, the Norwegian government has offered an official apology to women and their offspring who were ...
Norway Apologizes for Treatment of 'German Girls' During WWII ...The Epoch Times

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Norway Apologizes for Persecuting WWII "German Girls" | Smart News - Smithsonian

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Norway Apologizes for Persecuting WWII "German Girls" | Smart News
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For the German Girls, as they came to be calledthe approximately 50,000 women in Norway who had consorted, or were rumored to have consorted with ...

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UK troops touch down in Norway following epic road move - GOV.UK - GOV.UK

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UK troops touch down in Norway following epic road move - GOV.UK
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Hundreds of British Army troops have successfully completed an epic road move to Norway.

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Stunning shots show crystal-clear waters in Norway's lakes and fjords - Yahoo News

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Stunning shots show crystal-clear waters in Norway's lakes and fjords
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Marine researcher Tomasz Furmanek, 44, from Bjarnesveien, Norway, takes stunning images while kayaking through various fjords and lakes in the Scandinavian country. During Tomasz's free time, he works as a freelance photographer traveling around ...



Norway frees Russian spying suspect but probe continues - Reuters

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Norway frees Russian spying suspect but probe continues
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He had denied wrongdoing and the Russian Foreign Ministry had demanded that Norway drop the charges and release Bochkaryov, who it identified as a member of staff in the Russian parliament's upper house. Norway's Police Security Service (PST) had ...
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Norway to free Russian spying suspect but continue probeChannel NewsAsia
Russian man freed in Norway to fly to Moscow on SaturdayTASS

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Norway Apologizes To Women Who Faced Reprisals For Wartime Relations With Nazis - NPR

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Norway Apologizes To Women Who Faced Reprisals For Wartime Relations With Nazis
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Norway issued an apology on Wednesday to women who faced retaliation and public disgrace for having relationships with occupying German forces during World War II. Up to 50,000 Norwegian women are thought to have had intimate relationships with ...
Norway apologises to its World War Two 'German girls'BBC News
Norway apologises to women punished for relationships with German soldiersThe Guardian
Norway apologizes to mistreated war-time 'German girls'The Local Norway
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Ed Stafford: An explorer's guide to travelling Norway's coastline by kayak - inews.co.uk

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Ed Stafford: An explorer's guide to travelling Norway's coastline by kayak
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With an impressive 15,000 miles of coastline to explore, Norway is best navigated by kayak if you're committed, says explorer Ed Stafford. It's the end of a long day. Hours of paddling through open seas are starting to take their toll on your body ...



22 July Netflix: Norway massacre survivor speaks out - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

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22 July Netflix: Norway massacre survivor speaks out - News.com.au
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She saw him from a distance, up to her neck in water, swimming for her life. Blood was pouring from a bullet wound in her arm. She was swimming away from ...
Norway massacre survivor says Netflix film 22 July is inaccurate - NZ ...New Zealand Herald
July 22 tells the story of Norway's 2011 massacre of 68 people and ...The Sun

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SAS contracts Aero Norway for CFM56 support - FlightGlobal - Flightglobal

SAS contracts Aero Norway for CFM56 support - FlightGlobal
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Engine maintenance provider Aero Norway has been selected to service CFM International CFM56-7Bs powering Scandinavian Airlines' 67 Boeing 737NGs.
Aero Norway sign agreement to provide engine MRO Services for ...AviationPros.com

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Norway to free Russian spy suspect: agency - The Daily Star

Norway to free Russian spy suspect: agency
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Norway will release a Russian suspected of spying, the country's intelligence agency announced yesterday. Mikhail Bochkarev, 51, was arrested on September 21 at Oslo airport after attending a seminar in Norway's parliament, accused of having collected ...