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defense program

and procurement on the F-35 program, making it the most expensive defense program ever. "Pentagon's F-35 Fighter Under Fire in Congress." ''PBS''. Retrieved 22 August 2010. The total lifecycle cost for the entire American fleet is estimated to be US$1.51 trillion over its 50-year life. Andrea Shalal-Esa

characters played

version of the series, ''Jönssonligan'', his part was taken by the character ''Charles Ingvar "Sickan" Jönsson'', played by Gösta Ekman (and in the later films by other characters, played by different actors). '''Vassfaret''' is a desolate mountain valley in southern Norway, bordering Flå, Nes (Nes, Buskerud), Ringerike and Sør-Aurdal municipalities and Oppland and Buskerud counties. The valley is said to be between the Hallingdal and :no:Hedalen

shooting school

they were again used for plant defense. One Fw 187 was sent to the aerial shooting school in Værløse, Denmark in 1942. birth_place Bergen, Norway nationality Norway, USA (1964) field Physics - ''Jungo Goes Bananas: Jungo III (Jungledyret Hugo)'' ''Jungledyret Hugo: Fræk, flabet og fri'' A. Film ''Nordisk Film'' Denmark Norway br

artistic skills

Gaza that helps the local youth find artistic skills and give teachers basic drama skills. In 2005, the Gaza Theater Festival was held, playing in makeshift venues, although no foreign theater companies attended, as well as any company from the West Bank or Israel's Arab community (Arab citizens of Israel).

remarkable record

, but in the spring of 1940 he joined the French expeditionary force earmarked for the Norwegian (Norway) campaign. He fought at Narvik and was then evacuated to the United Kingdom, where he joined the Free French Forces. He then took part in the unhappy campaigns against the Vichy French forces in West Africa, at Dakar (in Senegal), and Equatorial Africa, in Cameroun. In a remarkable record of service, his war service in 1940 had thus taken him from Africa to the Arctic Circle


interdict in October 1198. Although King Sverre (Sverre of Norway) forged letters to show that the interdict had been lifted, he and his subjects remained under interdict until Sverre's death in 1202. England Diana Karazon in ''World Idol'' Diana Karazon participated alongside 10 other Idol winners (Idol series) from other countries in the mini-event World Idol held in London. Diana placed equal in 9th place among the 11 contestants equal with the German ''SuperStar

violent black

material was still speed-laden, violent black metal. This would be the last album to feature drummer Trym Torson before he joined Emperor (Emperor (band)). The '''Krag-Petersson''' rifle was the first repeating (Repeating rifle) rifle adopted by the armed forces of Norway, and one of the first repeating arms adopted anywhere in the world. Developed by Ole Herman Johannes Krag, the action (firearm action) of the Krag-Petersson was uniquely actuated by the oversized hammer. Another distinguishing feature is that the cartridge (cartridge (weaponry)) rising from the magazine is not seated automatically, but has to be pushed into the breech of the rifle. Testing by the Norwegian military revealed that the Krag-Peterssen was a robust, accurate and quick firing weapon, and the Royal Norwegian Navy adopted the rifle in 1876. The rifle was also extensively tested by other nations, but not adopted. After being phased out around 1900, the remaining rifles were sold off to civilians, and often extensively rebuilt. Today it is so difficult to find one in original condition that the Krag-Petersson has been described as "the rifle everybody has heard about, but hardly anybody has ever seen". It was the first rifle designed by Ole H. J. Krag that was adopted by an armed force. '''''Eld''''' is the third full-length album release by Norwegian (Norway) progressive (progressive metal) black metal band Enslaved (Enslaved (band)). This is where the band's sound started to shift more into the viking metal direction while still keeping their black metal roots in check. '''''Blodhemn''''' is the fourth full-length album by Norwegian (Norway) progressive metal band Enslaved (Enslaved (band)). The album was produced by Peter Tägtgren and is the only Enslaved album recorded and produced at the Abyss studio. Though still retaining a good portion of their viking metal sound, the general approach to ''Blodhemn'' is a generally violent black metal hearkening back to the savagery of ''Frost (Frost (album))''. Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway

species show

species able to tolerate severe drought, notably ''Cupressus dupreziana'' in the central Sahara. Despite the wide overall distribution, many genera and species show very restricted relictual distributions, and many are endangered species. Norway Sweden *Bjørnfjell Riksgränsen (road E10 (European route E10)) The '''economy of Quebec''', is diversified and post-industrial (Post-industrial society) with an average potential for growth.

character creation

of the character creation and extensive customization featured in ''Age of Conan: Unchained''. '''''Age of Conan: Unchained''''' (formerly known as ''Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'') is a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) (MMORPG) developed by a Norwegian (Norway) computer video game developer (video game development) company, Funcom, and is published by Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows. http

experimental heavy

Peru: National Railway Museum (Peru), Tacna. '''The 3rd and the Mortal''' (alternative spelling '''The Third and the Mortal''') were a Norwegian (Norway) experimental metal (heavy metal music)-band, founded in the city of Trondheim, Norway, in 1992 by Rune Hoemsnes, Finn Olav Holthe, Geir Nilssen, Trond Engum and singer Kari Rueslåtten. The band started out as a doom metal band mixing distorted guitars and heavy drumming with clean guitars and vocals from Kari


'''Norway''' ( The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories (Dependencies of Norway) and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the Kingdom included the Faroe Islands (since 1035), Greenland (1261), and Iceland (1262).

Norway has a total area of The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km (List of countries and territories by land borders) or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak Strait (Skagerrak) to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

King Harald V (Harald V of Norway) of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg is the current monarch of Norway (Monarchy of Norway). Erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, replacing Jens Stoltenberg. A constitutional monarchy since 1814, state power is divided (Separation of power) between the Parliament (Storting), the King and his Council (Cabinet of Norway), and the Supreme Court (Supreme Court of Norway). Between 1661 and 1814, Norway was an absolute monarchy, and before 1661, the King shared power with the Norwegian nobility (Aristocracy of Norway). Traditionally established in 872 (Battle of Hafrsfjord) and originating in one of the petty kingdoms (Petty kingdoms of Norway), Norway is one of the oldest still existing kingdoms in Europe and world-wide. The Kingdom has existed continuously for over 1,100 years, and the list of Norwegian monarchs includes over sixty kings and earls.

Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels, known as counties (fylke (Counties of Norway)) and municipalities (kommune (List of municipalities of Norway)). The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament (Sami Parliament of Norway) and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties (Norway – European Union relations) with the European Union and its member countries (despite rejecting full EU membership in two referenda (Norwegian European Union membership referendum, 1994)), as well as with the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO (World Trade Organization) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development); and is also a part of the Schengen Area.

The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model (Nordic model) with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product. From 2010 to 2012, Norway was classified as the most democratic country by the Democracy Index. Curtis M. Wong (14 December 2010). World's Top Democratic Governments: Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2010 (PHOTOS). ''The Huffington Post.'' Retrieved 27 August 2013. Democracy index 2011. ''Economist Intelligence Unit'' Retrieved 27 August 2013. Kavitha A. Davidson (21 March 2013). Democracy Index 2013: Global Democracy At A Standstill, The Economist Intelligence Unit's Annual Report Shows. ''The Huffington Post.'' Retrieved 27 August 2013.

Around 994 A.D., two centuries of Viking raids to southern and western areas of Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity (Christianization of Scandinavia). Norway then expanded its overseas territory to parts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland. Norwegian power peaked in 1265. Competition from the Hanseatic League, and the spread of the Black Death, weakened the country. In 1397, Norway became part of the Kalmar Union with Denmark and Sweden. The Union lasted until Sweden left in 1523. The remaining union with Denmark (Denmark-Norway) lasted nearly three centuries. In 1814, Norwegians adopted (Norwegian Constituent Assembly) a constitution (Constitution of Norway) before being forced into a personal union with Sweden (Union between Sweden and Norway). In 1905, Norway ended the union, subsequently confirmed in a referendum (Norwegian union dissolution referendum, 1905), ending over 500 years of monarchs residing outside the country. In the same year, the country confirmed the election of its own king. Despite its declaration of neutrality in World War II, Norway was occupied (Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany) for 5 years by forces of Nazi Germany. In 1949 it abandoned neutrality, becoming a founding member of NATO. Discovery of oil in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes.

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