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, Norwegian (Norway) shipping companies. The newly created line put its first ship, the ''Song of Norway (Song of Norway (ship))'', into service two years later. The next year, the line's capacity was doubled with the addition of the ''Nordic Prince (MV Ocean Star Pacific)'' to the fleet. Continuing to expand, the line added the ''Sun Viking (Oriental Dragon)'' in 1972. After four years of successful operation, Royal Caribbean's ''Song of Norway'' became their first passenger ship

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500041018 Blafjella-Skjakerfjella-nasjonalpark title Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella nasjonalpark author Direktoratet for naturforvaltning authorlink Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management language Norwegian accessdate 2011-06-26 '''Forollhogna National Park''' ( ) is a national park in the counties of Sør-Trøndelag and Hedmark, Norway. Forollhogna (or ''Forelhogna'') park includes extensive plant life and is an important range for wild

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divorced on 8 April 2005. Commercial performance ''Three'' reached number three on the UK Albums Chart. The first single, "Hole in the Head", was the group's third number-one single in the United Kingdom and also went to number one in Denmark. It reached number two in Ireland and Norway, and the top forty in Australia. The second single, "Too Lost in You", reached the top ten in the UK and Norway, and the top forty in Australia. The third single, "

of its radio airplay; it reached the top five on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream and achieved success on the Adult Contemporary and Rhythmic Top 40 charts. In the Worldwide, peaked at number 10 on Australia, and reached Top-twenty in Canada, UK and New Zealand. Commercial performance Initially, the album debuted at number 65 on the ''Billboard'' 200 (Billboard 200), selling 65,000 copies in its first week, http: bbcom search google article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id 923154 significantly lower than expected by Columbia Records, as the first single from the album was a hit, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100. The following week, Sweet Kisses had dropped to number 70, and continuing down the following weeks. To boost record sales, the label released the second single "Where You Are (Where You Are (Jessica Simpson song))", but could not reach the success of its predecessor "I Wanna Love You Forever". While ''Sweet Kisses'' was kept in the top 60 for several weeks, the label decided to make one last attempt to launch the third single from the album. "I Think I'm in Love With You" was released in May 2000, instantly became a hit on radio stations that helped to rise from posts and album reached the peak 25 in August 2000. In total, the album stayed on the chart for 62 weeks. The album was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA . The album has sold about 1.9 million copies in the US. In territories outside of the US, the album had a similar chart effect. In Canada , 'Sweet Kisses' reached a peak of 34 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified Platinum by the CRIA. In Europe the album had a better performance on the charts, peaking at number 4 in Norway which was certified Gold for sales 15,000 copies. Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway

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Land had a population of 9,199. A specific type of hydrothermal alteration termed ''fenitization'' is typically associated with carbonatite intrusions. This alteration assemblage produces a unique rock mineralogy termed a ''fenite'' after its type locality, the Fen complex (Fen Complex, Norway) in Norway. The alteration consists of metasomatic (metasomatism) halos consisting of sodium rich silicates (Silicate mineral) arfvedsonite, barkevikite and glaucophane along

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after entering a competition in the Norwegian anarchist magazine, Gateavisa. Only three years later he got his first album published. Generally he works in a rough and direct style, inspired by the American underground comix tradition. '''Svend Viking Karlsen''' (born October 6, 1967) is a former Norwegian (Norway) strongman (Strongman (strength athlete)), powerlifter, and IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilders) professional bodybuilder. '''Hans Herbjørnsrud''' (born

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s from Oahu bomb lava tubes to try to prevent lava from an eruption of Mauna Loa from reaching Hilo (Hilo, Hawaii) in the Territory of Hawaii. The bombing fails, although the lava stops naturally before reaching Hilo. Aviation Hawaii: 1940-1949 Chronology of Aviation in Hawaii * April 9 – Germany invades Denmark and Norway, making extensive use of paratroops. Royal Air Force Bomber Command is ordered to halt the German advance through southern Norway; the missions require Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway

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, from Trondheim which gained a cult following. They recorded one album, one compilation and two singles. Their only album was a split with fellow punk band Liliedugg and was named ''Wannskrækk Liliedugg - Last Opera Live Ritz Trondheim 12. juni 84 '' which was recorded in 1984. In 1985, the band changed name to DumDum Boys. Their early material was sung in a heavy Trondheimer dialect (Trøndersk). The compilation was ''Wannskrækk - Riff (1980-1985)'' that was released in 1992

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." However, in recent years pollock has become more popular due to over-fishing of cod and haddock. It can now be found in most supermarkets as fresh fillets or prepared freezer items. For example, when minced, it is the primary component of fish fingers (Fishstick) and popcorn fish. Selection for this intense academic program includes an application process, interview, and an examination. SAMS attendees must complete the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff School


'''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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