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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Norway - CIA World Fact Book
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NBC Touts Norway as Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy' - CNSNews.com (blog)

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NBC Touts Norway as Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'
CNSNews.com (blog)
A hypocritical NBCNews.com article argues that America is a flawed democracy that can be fixed by copying the World's Best Democracy Norway. In Norway Is the 'World's Best Democracy' We Asked Its People Why, NBC pretends to provide an ...
Norway was just ranked the world's best democracy here's what it does better than a 'flawed' USBusiness Insider Nordic

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US Women's National Team Will Travel to Norway in June - U.S. News & World Report

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US Women's National Team Will Travel to Norway in June
U.S. News & World Report
CHICAGO (AP) The U.S. women's national team will travel to Norway in June for a match in the coastal city of Sandefjord. The game against Norway will be the second of two planned European matches. The first has not yet been announced by U.S. Soccer ...
USWNT to face Norway in European tripGoal.com
USA will play Norway away in JuneStars and Stripes FC
It's official: USWNT will play a friendly against Norway this JuneExcelle Sports
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On the trail of Viking legends in Norway - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

On the trail of Viking legends in Norway
USA TODAY
Curious Traveler. Only about 30 of these wooden churches remain in Norway. None. Only about 30 of these wooden churches remain in Norway. Curious Traveler. Gol Stave Church in Oslo. A "stave" is the tall wooden. None. Gol Stave Church in Oslo.

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Norway Is the 'World's Best Democracy' We Asked Its People Why - NBCNews.com

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Norway Is the 'World's Best Democracy' We Asked Its People Why
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The United States was downgraded to a "flawed democracy" in a recent index that examined 167 countries. NBC News traveled to the world's top-ranked democracy, Norway, to ask them how it's done. OSLO, Norway A look of puzzled amusement creeps ...

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Christians Should Break the Law and Employ Illegal Immigrants, Says Norway Bishop - Breitbart News

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Christians Should Break the Law and Employ Illegal Immigrants, Says Norway Bishop
Breitbart News
A bishop of the Protestant Church of Norway has launched a proposal urging Christians to hire illegal migrants, a move that the minister of immigration called irresponsible. Tor Berger Jrgensen, formerly the bishop of Sr-Hlogaland in northern ...

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Norway Says All Cars in the Country Will Be 100% Electric - Futurism - Futurism

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Norway Says All Cars in the Country Will Be 100% Electric - Futurism
Futurism
By 2025, all of the cars on Norway's roads could be electric. That's just eight years awayand if the target seems a little ambitious, it should be noted that the ...
37% Of New Cars Sold In Norway Are EVs, Could Be 100% By 2025 ...CleanTechnica
37% of Norway's new cars are electric. It might be 100% by 2025ZME Science

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World's tallest wooden building in Norway could herald 'age of timber' - The Straits Times

World's tallest wooden building in Norway could herald 'age of timber'
The Straits Times
High-rise wooden buildings, such as 14-storey apartment building The Tree in Norway, are altering city skylines in what the timber industry is heralding as a new era that will dent the supremacy of concrete and steel. Published. Feb 23, 2017, 3:36 pm SGT.

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Norway oil companies raise 2017 investment forecasts -survey - ETEnergyworld.com

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Norway oil companies raise 2017 investment forecasts -survey
ETEnergyworld.com
Over the last two years oil and gas investments contracted by 27 percent, after rising by 70 percent from 2010-2014 when high and relatively stable oil prices supported new developments and high drilling activity offshore Norway. The Norwegian oil and ...
Norway's energy sector rebounding from historic lowsUPI.com

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Longyearbyen Longyearbyen, Norway | Atlas Obscura - Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

Longyearbyen Longyearbyen, Norway | Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
It's so cold in Longyearbyen, it's illegal to be buried here and residents are required to carry a high-powered rifle in case of polar bear attacks.

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Norway's Telenor sells out of India as tycoon weighs in - The Local Norway

The Local Norway

Norway's Telenor sells out of India as tycoon weighs in
The Local Norway
Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel will buy the local operations of Norway's Telenor, it said Thursday, as the ultra-competitive mobile market is shaken up by the country's richest man. Tycoon Mukesh Ambani launched Reliance Jio's 4G network in ...
Norway's Telenor gives up on Indian market, sells business to AirtelBusiness Today
Norway's Telenor to exit India, sells telecom business to Bharti AirtelTimes of India
India's Richest Man Forces Norway's Telenor To Exit World's Largest MarketSputnik International
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