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  Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The parliament, which is also referred to as the Estates of Scotland, the Three Estates, the Scots Parliament or the auld Scots Parliament (Eng: old), met until the Acts of Union merged the parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England, creating the new Parliament of Great Britain in 1707.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom was originally formed in 1707 by the Acts of Union that replaced the former parliaments of England and Scotland - the Irish Parliament was subsumed into the Imperial Parliament in 1801.
In the United Kingdom, Parliament consists of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Monarch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parliament   (2567 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search View - Greenland
Greenland lies mostly north of the Arctic Circle and is separated from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, on the west, primarily by Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, and from Iceland, on the east, by the Denmark Strait.
Greenland was first explored by Erik the Red, a Norwegian settler in Iceland and father of Leif Eriksson, toward the end of the 10th century, and Icelandic settlements were subsequently established there under his leadership.
Greenland is the source of many of the weather changes in the northern hemisphere, and knowledge of Greenland weather is of prime importance for the prediction of conditions in the North Atlantic Ocean and in western Europe.
encarta.msn.com /text_761561107__1/Greenland.html   (1454 words)

  
 Greenland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean in the north; the Greenland Sea in the east; the Denmark Strait in the southeast, which separates it from Iceland; the Atlantic Ocean in the south; and Davis Strait and Baffin Bay in the west, which separate it from Baffin Island, Canada.
It was in sailing to Greenland (c.1000) that Leif Ericsson, the son of Eric the Red, probably reached North America.
Greenland became a bishopric c.1110, and ruins of churches of that period remain.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/Greenlan.html   (1274 words)

  
 Lonely Planet World Guide | Destination Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Greenland, and especially its northern regions of Ultima Thule, remains a land of fantastical and semi-mythical proportions, with aurora borealis, the vast tundra, glittering columns of ice, monstrous glaciers that calve icebergs into the sea and the proverbially tight-lipped Inuit.
Greenland slipped out of mind for another three hundred years until a combination of interest in a passage between Europe and the Far East, the lure of money to be made in whaling and missionary zeal put it back on the map.
Greenland is estimated to be 410,449 sq km ice-free and 1,755,637 sq km ice-covered.
www.statraveluk.lonelyplanet.com /europe/greenland   (6254 words)

  
 Greenland Vacation Travel Tours Cruises
Greenland enjoys more hours of summer than anywhere down south, but the weather is nowhere near as warm, even though the light is much more intense.
The climate of Greenland is generally dry, and this means that the same temperature feels very different in Greenland from what it does in Europe.
As Danish citizens, the Greenlandic people now had ordinary civic right and their general state of health and educational facilities was radically improved.
www.scantours.com /greenland_Vacation.htm   (686 words)

  
 Greenland Enters the Modern Age
Greenland was in a precarious position, cutoff from its mother country and sole trading partner by an Allied blockade and an Axis occupation.
The United States Coast Guard’s Greenland Patrol was formed under the command of Edward H. "Iceberg" Smith in June, 1941 to defend Greenland, to support the Army in establishing bases for use in ferrying aircraft to the British Isles and to prevent the Germans from conducting operations in northeast Greenland.
Greenland was made an integral part of the Kingdom of Denmark and allocated two elected representatives in the lower house of the Danish parliament in 1953.
worldatwar.net /nations/greenland/narrative.html   (2336 words)

  
 Adventure in Greenland - Explore Greenland
Greenland’s coastline is studded with hundreds of fjords and mountains, which are host to a variety of arctic and sub arctic wildlife.
Greenland was granted Home Rule in 1979 and although the country is still extremely dependent on Denmark economically, it is becoming far more self-determining.
The history of Greenland is associated with polar exploration and the country, together with Ellesmere Island, has acted as the cradle for many of the epic expeditions and as such has a rich fund of some of the most amazing survival stories ever told.
www.keadventure.com /countries/greenland   (1142 words)

  
 FOOTBALL IN GREENLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The FA of Greenland are convinced that further development of football in Greenland is depending on possibilities for international experiences.
Due to the geographical conditions, the infrastructure of Greenland and the very high travel expenses it is necessary to arrange the championships and qualification-tournaments as regional or national meetings.
The official language is Greenlandic and in general the population is well educated.
www.sport.gl /UK/Administration/Dokumenter/football_in_greenland.htm   (941 words)

  
 Missile Defense - Greenland Elections - Center for Defense Information
Greenland, formerly a colony of Denmark, received Home Rule in 1979 but still must yield to Copenhagen in foreign and security matters.
Of late, Greenland has been pushing for more power in its external affairs and even for independence, which 80 percent of the population is said to support.
Worries of it making Greenland a target, sparking an arms race, fattening up weapons manufacturers' coffers, and inundating locals who had already suffered from the base's presence were all given.
www.cdi.org /missile-defense/greenland.cfm   (1153 words)

  
 Greenland Home Rule Government - ExploreNorth
Although the aim was to develop Greenland for the benefit of Greenlanders, for some of them the G 60 policy represented a culture shock, which led to increasing social problems such as alcoholism and family breakdown.
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.
www.explorenorth.com /library/facts/greenland2000.html   (6865 words)

  
 The Danish EU Presidency - eu2002.dk - Greenland and the Faroe Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Greenland and the Faroe Islands are parts of the Danish Unity of the Realm or Commonwealth.
The Rigsombudsman (the High Commissioner for Greenland) is the highest representative of the Kingdom of Denmark in Greenland and administers the election for the Folketing and any referenda that might have relevance for both Greenland and Denmark.
Greenland and the Faroe Islands each have two representatives in the Folketing.
www.eu2002.dk /EU2002/denmark?MenuElementID=6146   (986 words)

  
 Greenland (Denmark)
The flag of Greenland, or Kalaallit Nunaat, celebrated its 10 anniversary in June 10, 1995.
The first settler in Greenland, Erik the Red, is reported in old Icelandic sagas to have named the new country Greenland to attract other settlers there.
Greenland has been semi-autonomous since 1979, but Denmark remains in charge of foreign and defence policy for the 56,000 islanders.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gl.html   (825 words)

  
 Parliament of Greenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parliament of Greenland is the legislature (in this case, a parliament) in the government of Greenland, an autonomous province of Denmark.
The government of Greenland is also called Home rule in Greenland.
Created in 1988, the Parliament is led by a Presidency comprising four members of the Parliament and the Chairman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parliament_of_Greenland   (179 words)

  
 Excite - Travel Guide - History & Culture
Greenlandic history is something of a slippery beast; an amalgam of legendary sagas, anecdotal evidence, scientific fact and supposition.
Norway got 'round to annexing the country in 1261, but it was a futile attempt at control; 130 years later a big chill set in and by the time the country thawed out and the outside world made contact again, the colonists had gone, either fully acculturated into, or killed by, the Thule.
Norway had lost its claim on Greenland in 1605, when Denmark sent an expedition to claim the country in the king's name and then sent over the zealous missionary, Hans Egede, as their seat warmer.
www1.excite.com /travel/travelguide/history/0,20310,europe-414,00.html   (1234 words)

  
 Greenland
The Norse settlements declined in the 14th century, however, mainly as a result of a cooling in Greenland's climate, and in the 15th century they became extinct.
Greenland: History - History The earliest Palaeo-Eskimo cultures had already arrived in Greenland from Canada by c.2,500...
Greenland: Government - Government A Danish colony until 1953, Greenland then became a province; it attained home rule in...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107466.html   (350 words)

  
 Greenland - Politics International Relations - Danish Exporters
In 1953, Greenland's status as a Danish colony was terminated and the country became an integral part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Greenland is a member of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), which represents all Inuit.
In its capacity as a fishing and hunting nation, Greenland is represented in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO), the Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO), the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO), the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and a new organisation, the World Council of Whalers (WCW).
www.krak.dk /scripts/danishexporters/politicsGreenland.asp?landekode=D   (337 words)

  
 NUCLEAR AND WMD
He also called a 13-year-old resolution by parliament, which prohibited use of the radar in connection with an ABM system, "a firm component" of Danish policy.
A coalition partner in Greenland's government is strongly opposed to "militarization" of the Arctic and often criticizes US use of the Thule area.
During the Danish parliament debate the government presentation was criticized for reflecting only US policy on the alleged threat from rogue states and the perceived need for a national missile defense.
www.basicint.org /nuclear/NMD/denmark_opp.htm   (625 words)

  
 Greenland on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The earliest Palaeo-Eskimo cultures had already arrived in Greenland from Canada by c.2,500 BC The Thule Eskimo culture first arrived in N Greenland c.AD 900 and in the following 1,000 years spread to both W and E Greenland.
Bioarchaeological and climatological evidence for the fate of Norse farmers in medieval Greenland.
Greenland Announces Strategic Initiatives for 2002; CEO Discusses Business Events and Progress Made During 2001.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Greenlan.asp   (1858 words)

  
 About Greenland and NMD
The representative of Greenland at the meeting is member of parliament for the leftist party IA, Josef Motzfeldt, who recently formed government with the socialdemocratic Siumut party.
The parliament in Greenland has provided Motzfeldt a clear mandate: “Any expansion of the Thule Air base, can only happen if the defense agreement from 1951 between Denmark and the USA is dissolved, and a new agreement in which Greenland is an equal partner is made.
This is asked, because the Greenlandic authorties in mid-november wrote, that the danish Department of Foreign Affairs during a meeting with the head of the greenlandic authorities, Jonathan Motzfeldt, had claimed that, that it might be expected that the US would shut down the base.
www.peaceweb.dk /greenland.htm   (968 words)

  
 Back to basics: hunting and gathering in modern Greenland, 1998
In fact, Greenland may be one of the world's last truly socialist systems, where the Home Rule government controls all the major enterprises (Royal Arctic and Royal Greenland shipping lines, for example) and where venture capitalism has stalled, except in tourism and retail.
Like most Greenlanders, he and his family would rather be outdoors, hunting and fishing, as their forefathers have done on the world's largest island for the past 4,000 years.
Greenlanders are soccer fanatics, rooting for the Danish squad of tall blond players who look nothing like this roomful of smaller, dark-skinned Greenlanders.
www.rudyfoto.com /grl/fjordstory.html   (3704 words)

  
 Greenland 1910-1953
Greenland’s local administrative councils meet in Godhavn and vote to assume powers the Danish Government can no longer exercise - the councilors reaffirm their allegiance to King Christian X and request United States protection
Greenland Sledge Patrol reports landing at entrance to Franz Joseph Fjord - U.S.C.G.C. Northland stops and boards trawler Buskoe which is flying Norwegian flag - crew admits dropping off German landing party and radio- transmitter - 12 man landing party from Northland captures 3 Germans and their codebook - prisoners returned to Boston for internment
Greenland Sledge Patrol encounters German landing party of the "Sachsen".
worldatwar.net /timeline/greenland   (4252 words)

  
 Denmark / What to See
At its center, the ice can be up to 3 km thick, representing 10 percent of the world's total fresh water reserves.If all the ice were to melt, the world's oceans would rise seven meters.
Touring Greenland, visitors use ships along the coast or helicopters and conventional aircraft.
To the north, the coastline becomes more rugged, with lovely sandy coves nestled like small oases amid dramatic rock formations.
www.geographia.com /denmark/greenland.html   (1061 words)

  
 Greenland: The Parliament and Cabinet - A part of Randburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Home Rule Government is composed of representatives elected in Greenland and an administration led by a cabinet.
Otherwise known as government, the Greenland Cabinet is comprised of a chairman (The Premier of Greenland) and a number of ministers.
In addition to the parties represented in the parliament: Atassut with 8 seats, Akulliit Partiiat with two seats and Issittup Partiia with a single seat.
www.randburg.com /gr/general/general_13.html   (187 words)

  
 NUCLEAR AND WMD
The U.S. Air Force Base in Thule, Greenland, is currently part of the U.S. network of early warning radars that the Pentagon wishes to upgrade for use in the NMD system.
Thule is also named as a location for one of the future NMD X-Band radars, designed to track incoming missiles and guide interceptors to their targets.
The ICC represents the world’s 152,000 Inuit in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia.
www.basicint.org /nuclear/NMD/denmark_debate.htm   (1216 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Greenland
Denmark is in charge of foreign affairs and defence policy and contributes two thirds of its budget revenue, the rest coming mainly from fishing.
His social democratic Siumut party won 10 seats in the 31-seat Greenland parliament and has reached a coalition agreement with the pro-independence left-wing Inuit Brotherhood which has seven seats and the centre-right Atassut party which has six.
The last elections in December 2002 in which Siumut also won 10 seats were followed by three years of fractious government involving a series of coalitions, the most recent of which ended in wrangling over alleged misuse of funds by two ministers.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1023393.stm   (398 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament.
unicameral Parliament or Landstinget (31 seats; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/gl.html   (808 words)

  
 Greenland Home Rule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
You can read more about Greenland Home Rule here.
The Greenland Government and four large companies join in efforts to promote Greenland, Greenlandic goods and tourism in a new, huge sales drive abroad.
Conference on the Environment Sisimiut, Greenland, 21- 23 February 2006
www.nanoq.gl /english.aspx   (225 words)

  
 Landsting - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ting - the supreme assembly of a land in Scandinavia, during Viking and mediaeval times
Landsting (Denmark) - the upper house of the Danish parliament between 1849 and 1953
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Landsting   (137 words)

  
 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Chairman of Inuit Ataqatigiit Party, Nuuk, Greenland, 1980-1992 (cofounder and co-chairman 1976-1980)
Re-elected to the Greenland Home Rule Parliament 2002- present
1991-95 Chairman of Greenland Parliament Committee on Security and Foreign Affairs Policy
www.un.org /esa/socdev/unpfii/aboutPFII/members_lynge.htm   (237 words)

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