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 Greenland
Greenland (in Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, literal meaning: "Land of the human") is the world's largest island, about 84% ice-capped[?] (or ice-sheeted).
The extreme north of Greenland is not covered by an ice cap (indicated as pale blue in the map to the right), because the air there is to too dry to produce snow, which is essential in the production and maintenance of an ice cap.
Greenland is also a place name in the State of New Hampshire in the United States of America.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/gr/Greenland.html   (156 words)

  
 Greenland Information Center - greenland shark
The Atlantic Ocean and Iceland lie to Greenland's Southeast; the Greenland Sea to the East; the Arctic Ocean to the North; Baffin Bay and Canada to the West.
Greenland was one of the Norwegian Crown colonies until 1815, when it formally became a Danish colony, although Norway and Denmark had been in greenland 2 land masses a personal union for centuries (see Denmark-Norway).
All thule greenland towns and settlements of Greenland are situated along the ice-free coast, with the population being concentrated along the Western coast.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_D_-_G/Greenland.html   (1428 words)

  
 Greenland
Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, "The Land of the Greenlanders (Kalaallit)"; Danish: Grønland) is a self-governed Danish territory.
Greenland was one of the Norwegian Crown colonies until 1815, when it formally became a Danish colony, although Norway and Denmark had been in a personal union for centuries.
Greenland was home to a number of Palaeo-Eskimo cultures in prehistory, the latest of which - the Early Dorset culture - disappeared around AD 200.
creekin.net /n74-greenland.html   (1072 words)

  
 History of Greenland
Greenland can hardly be said to possess any political history as the small number of its inhabitants precluded its exerting any influence on the destiny of other countries.
Greenland was considered a possession of the Norwegian Crown as late as the time of the Union of Kalmar.
The eastern coast of Greenland was not properly explored and described until the nineteenth century -- by Scoresby (1822), Clavering (1823), Graah (1829), the German expedition (1869), and the Danish expedition (1883-85).
www.historyofnations.net /europe/greenland.html   (745 words)

  
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Armenia Official Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The diplomatic bag between the Foreign Office and its missions abroad is solely for the purpose of transporting official correspondence pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and therefore cannot be used by private individuals.
The diplomatic bag between the Foreign Office and its missions abroad is solely for the purpose of transporting official correspondence pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
The diplomatic bag between the Foreign Office and its missions abroad is solely for the purpose of transporting official correspondence pursuant to the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, and therefore cannot be used by private individuals.
www.armeniaforeignministry.com /consular/main.html   (10072 words)

  
 EUROPA - Development - OCT - Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Greenland is particularly concerned with preserving the fragile arctic environment and draws attention to the need to address the issue at international level.
Greenland is an autonomous community which is part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
The integration of aid to Greenland into the Fishing Agreement has been the subject of several interdepartmental and interinstitutional discussions, and talks continue on the incorporation of this aid into a framework which is separate from the current Fishing Agreement.
ec.europa.eu /comm/development/oct_new/oct_home_en.cfm?cid=Greenland   (708 words)

  
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Greenland was on the edge of the Battle of the Atlantic, the fight to the death between the German U-boat force and the American shipbuilding industry.
Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953.
Greenland sharks are poorly understood but known for their lethargic swimming and a unique fishing technique.
www.lycos.com /info/greenland.html   (540 words)

  
 Colonialism in Greenland: An Inuit Perspective
In this paper, some human relations also recognizable outside the colonial situation will be touched, where their occurrence could be connected with-and often strengthened by-the colonial situation, or where they might occur in connection with the mental effect of the sum aspects of colonization.
After a new generation came to power in the National Council of Greenland in the beginning of the 1970s, the principle of Greenlandic ownership of land in Greenland was formulated, and was adopted by the National Council in 1975 (GLF 1975:226).
Greenland had a seat in the negotiations, in due course of which any member may successfully argue its point of view in one case, and in another lose.
arcticcircle.uconn.edu /HistoryCulture/petersen.html   (6074 words)

  
 Greenland Home Rule Government - ExploreNorth
Greenland is a constituent part of the Kingdom of Denmark, which is composed of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Greenland is an independent police district with 17 districts under the command of the Chief Constable in Nuuk.
Greenland´s international relations concentrate primarily on areas which are geographically and historically close, such as the Nordic countries, North America (the Arctic Regions) and the European Union (EU).
www.explorenorth.com /library/facts/greenland2000.html   (6865 words)

  
 greece - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Scores of non-Greeks volunteered to fight for the cause - including, for example Lord Byron - and indeed at times the Ottomans seemed on the point of almost entirely suppressing the Greek revolution but for the threatened direct military intervention of France, England or Russia.
Moreover, Greece now operates as a net importer of labour and foreign workers (mainly from the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Pakistan) now account for 10% of the total population.
Major challenges remaining include the reduction of unemployment and further restructuring of the economy, including privatising several state enterprises, undertaking social security reforms, overhauling the tax system, and minimising bureaucratic inefficiencies.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/Greece   (2627 words)

  
 Jurisdiction -- U.S.Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Matters relating to Greenland and the north polar region are also the responsibilities of this subcommittee.
The subcommittee considers all matters relating to Africa, with the exception of countries bordering on the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt to Morocco, which are under the purview of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.
Problems which are of concern to the subcommittee include relations between the American nations, U.S.-Canadian affairs, boundary matters, the implementation of various treaties and conventions, economic relations and security matters affecting the Western Hemisphere, and the Organization of American States.
foreign.senate.gov /jurisdiction.html   (1056 words)

  
 Foreign relations of Greenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Being part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the foreign relations of Greenland are handled in cooperation with the Danish Government and Greenlandic home rule authority.
Unlike Denmark proper, Greenland is no longer part of the European Union.
Uncontested dispute with Canada over Hans Island sovereignty in the Kennedy Channel between Canadian Ellesmere Island and Greenland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Greenland   (106 words)

  
 Denmark (08/06)
Greenland has registered a foreign trade deficit since the closure of the last remaining lead and zinc mine in 1989.
Besides a continued increase in local content, i.e., using a Greenlandic rather than Danish work force in both the public and private sectors, tourism appears to be the sector that offers the best near-term potential, and even this is limited due to a short season and high costs.
Although the government has moved to tighten foreign assistance expenditures, it remains a significant donor and one of the few countries to exceed the UN goal of contributing 0.7% of GNP to development assistance.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3167.htm   (5359 words)

  
 Greenland and the Faroe Islands - Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Faroe Islands and Greenland are part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
As a main principle, the Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Kingdom of Denmark are the responsibility of the Danish government.
To safeguard the foreign policy interests of all parts of the Kingdom, a close and continuous co-operation exists between the Danish government and Faroese and Greenlandic home rule governments.
www.um.dk /en/menu/ForeignPolicy/GreenlandAndTheFaroeIslands   (153 words)

  
 Greenland - Country Profile - Greenland ( Grønland, Kalaallit Nunaat
Greenland is not a continent but the world's largest island.
In the 18th century Danes began to colonize the island and in 1953 Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark.
Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, governed by the Home Rule administration.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/greenland.htm   (669 words)

  
 U.S. Expands Greenland Relations in Support of Missile Defense
Greenland became an integral part of the Kingdom of Denmark in 1953 and was granted home rule in 1979.
Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller expressed support for the U.S. missile defense system that is expected to be part of the future configuration of the Thule Air Base.
At that time a population of 87 Inughuit, an ethnic group honored in the rest of Greenland for maintaining the old ways of hunting and fishing, was told by Danish authorities that the population had four days to leave so that the Thule Air Base could expand.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/aug2004/2004-08-09-02.asp   (1484 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Greenland and Antarctica are at opposite ends of the planet but their climate systems appear to be linked by a remarkable ocean current, according to a study appearing.(AFP/NSF-HO/File) Greenland and Antarctica are at opposite ends of...
Greenland is losing 100 billion tons per year of ice, according to a BBC article, "Gravity satellites see ice loss." Apparently this is not contributing much to sea level rises - something like 0.3 mm per year - but I wonder if it...
Scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Glaciology in Bremerhaven say a new high-resolution Antarctica ice core suggests the abrupt millennial-scale climate changes of the past 150 000 years were closely linked between he northern and southern hemispheres....
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/greenland   (544 words)

  
 History of CFR - Council on Foreign Relations
MORE THAN TWO YEARS before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the research staff of the Council on Foreign Relations had started to envision a venture that would dominate the life of the institution for the demanding years ahead.
On March 17, 1940, the Council submitted a memo, “The Strategic Importance of Greenland,” advising that, since the Danish outland was properly a part of the Western Hemisphere, it should be covered by the Monroe Doctrine.
The primary function of the Council on Foreign Relations during World War II proceeded in rigid secrecy, remote from the slightest awareness of most of the Council’s 663 members, who were not themselves personally involved.
www.cfr.org /about/history/cfr/war_peace.html   (1029 words)

  
 The Greenland repatriation experience « Elginism
At first, Greenland may seem an odd country to host such a conference - however, when you look into the details of it, Greenland has been at the centre of one of the worlds largest repatriation programs, whereby 35,000 items were returned to the country from Denmark since becoming semi-autonomous from the country.
The main argument has been that the Greenlandic people ought to have immediate access to the physical remains of their own past, because these might provide them with a historical awareness of great importance in relation to Greenlandic identity formation.
As most collecting of foreign cultural heritage took place prior to the establishment of legislation protecting against its alienation, from a legal point of view Western museums often are the legitimate owners of their collections (with reference to the UNESCO distinction between restitution and return).
www.elginism.com /20060922/547   (1577 words)

  
 Global Climate Change - Council on Foreign Relations
A related consequence of persistence is that relatively large emissions decreases, on the order of half or more, would be required to halt the growth of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Some US companies will be in the position of reducing their emissions for reasons not related to climate policy, or as a hedge against future participation by the US.
EU economic and foreign ministries let the environmental ministries run their countries participation in negotiations, in nearly complete isolation.
www.cfr.org /publication.html?id=6503   (2353 words)

  
 Foreign relations of Denmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Denmark emphasizes its relations with developing nations and is one of the few countries to exceed the UN goal of contributing 1% of GNP to development assistance.
Unresolved boundary disputed between Canada and Denmark (Denmark controls Greenland's foreign relations).
Denmark is trying to prove that the North Pole is geographically connected to Greenland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Denmark   (619 words)

  
 Greenland: Foreign Relations - A part of Randburg
As compensation, the constitution guarantees that Greenlandic authorities must be consulted on issues involving Greenland.
Greenland can, however, participate in international negotiations regarding matters of significance for Greenland.
Greenland is an independent customs region and in this regard the rest of the Danish Kingdom is regarded as foreign territory.
www.randburg.com /gr/general/general_17.html   (103 words)

  
 Sources for the Foreign Relations Series
The Foreign Relations statute requires that the published record in the Foreign Relations series include all records needed to provide comprehensive documentation on major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant U.S. diplomatic activity.
The bulk of the foreign policy records at the Johnson Library are in the Country Files and other component parts of the National Security File, such as Head of State Correspondence.
Almost all of this documentation has been made available for use in the Foreign Relations series thanks to the consent of the agencies mentioned, the assistance of their staffs, and especially the cooperation and support of the National Archives and Records Administration.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/frus/johnsonlb/xii/2186.htm   (1834 words)

  
 FACT SHEET: Denmark at a Glance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In part because Denmark retains responsibility for their banking, defense and foreign relations, Greenland and the Faroe Islands each have two parliamentary representatives in the Danish Folketing.
Unlike Denmark, however, neither Greenland nor the Faroe Islands is part of the European Union.
In Greenland and the Faeroe Islands, medical facilities are limited and evacuation is required for serious illness or injury.
deploymentlink.osd.mil /deploy/info/west_europe/denmark/index.shtml   (928 words)

  
 Release of Foreign Relations Volume on Western Europe, 1964-1968
The documentary record of America's relations with its Western European allies as presented in Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, Volume XII, Western Europe, was released today by the Department of State.
Johnson later repaired the damage with Pearson, but it was clear to officials in the Johnson administration that Canada would not necessarily follow the U.S. lead in foreign policy matters, especially in issues such as territorial waters and fisheries.
Patterson, General Editor of the Foreign Relations series at (202) 663-1127; fax: (202) 663-1289; e-mail: history@state.gov. The text of the volume, the summary, and this press release will soon be available on the Office's Web site: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/.
www.fas.org /sgp/advisory/state/fruswesteu.html   (644 words)

  
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 ATLANTIS & the Atlantic Ocean - Atlantis Rising
One day Solon was conversing with some elderly wise men in the Egyptian capital of Sais, a town already 8,000 years of age, as documented by the annals engraved on the sacred walls of its temples.
There is no actual evidence to prove that supposition, but a theory says that the Greenland ice melted in the beginning of the historic time, and the Gulf Stream made it to the north.
The Atlantic is separated from the Arctic Ocean by a line from Greenland to southernmost Svalbard to northern Norway.
forums.atlantisrising.com /ubb/Forum1/HTML/000958-2.html   (12477 words)

  
 Greenland Information
The world's largest non-continental island, about 81% ice-capped, Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament.
fish processing (mainly shrimp and Greenland halibut), handicrafts, hides and skins, small shipyards, mining
note: Greenland is shifting its electricity production from fossil fuel to hydropower production (2001)
www.country-info.com /facts/Greenland.htm   (818 words)

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