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By Alastair H. Thomas

ISBN-10: 1461729610

ISBN-13: 9781461729617

Denmark is the oldest monarchy in Europe. At diverse issues in its heritage, Denmark's obstacles have encompassed England, Sweden, West Africa, India, and the West Indies. regardless of its altering and comparatively small limitations, Denmark has performed a miles higher half within the politics of Europe than should be anticipated. also, via its territories (Faroe Islands and Greenland), Denmark has controlled to preserve a tremendous presence within the North Atlantic. at the present time, democratic Denmark, with its thriving capital Copenhagen, is peaceable, wealthy, and revolutionary. inside of NATO, Denmark has contributed to peace-keeping within the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. The "Danish version" of welfare offers Danes a true feel of social safety and offers many naysayers with a provocative instance of a effectively controlled welfare nation. Danes have a name for inventiveness and strong layout, even if in structure, furnishings, or commercial design.

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9003—dc22 2008030858 ISBN 978-0-8108-7205-9 (pbk. : alk. 48-1992. Printed in the United States of America To Janet Thomas, for her patience, support, and sharp eye for detail, and to our sons, Simon and Andrew. DENMARK (55–58° N, 8–15° E) showing neighboring countries: Norway, Sweden, Poland, Germany and the post-1920 Danish/German border; seas: North Sea, Skaggerak, Kattegat, Baltic Sea; Jutland and the islands of Funen, Zealand, Lolland, Falster, Møn, Bornholm; the capital Copenhagen and significant towns such as Ålborg, Århus, Esbjerg, Ribe, Odense, Rønne.

1985 Legislation is passed banning construction of nuclear power plants in Denmark. 1 January: Greenland leaves the EEC, with the status of an associated overseas territory. 1986, February: A referendum approves the government’s support for the Single European Act, ratified in May. 1987, May: Poul Schlüter’s government gains support from the Radical Liberals, thus breaking an opposition majority on “green” and foreign policy issues of which the Radical Liberals were a part. 1988, May: A parliamentary election is held on the issue of Denmark’s membership of NATO, after the Folketing demanded that the government inform visiting warships of Denmark’s ban on nuclear weapons.

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