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5th Nov '16 4:17:55 PM LordGro
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Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe ('''Faroese:''' ''Føroyar'', '''Danish:''' ''Færøerne''), is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland situated in the Norwegian sea. Rocky, rugged, and with low amounts of arable land, the Faroes is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Despite their northerly location the summers are cool and the winters mild. The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming. As the islands are still under the sovereignty of Denmark they receive a little over eleven percent of their national budget in aid from the Danish government.

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Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe ('''Faroese:''' ''Føroyar'', '''Danish:''' ''Færøerne''), is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} and Iceland UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}} situated in the Norwegian sea. Rocky, rugged, and with low amounts of arable land, the Faroes is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Despite their northerly location the summers are cool and the winters mild. The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming. As the islands are still under the sovereignty of Denmark UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} they receive a little over eleven percent of their national budget in aid from the Danish government.



A self-governing country with a population of about 50,000, the Faroes has spent most of its history under the rule of others. It was attached to the Kingdom of Norway in the early Middle Ages which brought it along with Iceland and Greenland to the Kalmar Union, then remained the possession of Denmark-Norway following the dissolution of the union. After Denmark-Norway separated per the terms of the Treaty of Kiel in 1814, the Faroes stayed on as a territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. It wasn't until World War II and the invasion of Denmark by Nazi Germany that the islands received any real autonomy. The British forces who occupied Faroes were relucant to grant the islands full independence when Denmark was not in a position to say otherwise, but gave many other concessions including that of the Faroese flag or ''Merkið'' [[note]]"banner" or "mark"[[/note]]. Once the war was over the Faroese found self-governing quite to their liking, and more or less have taken care of all their domestic affairs themselves while still being ruled by Denmark which handles military defense, foreign relations, and currency among others.

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A self-governing country with a population of about 50,000, the Faroes has spent most of its history under the rule of others. It was attached to the Kingdom of Norway in the early Middle Ages which brought it along with Iceland and Greenland to the Kalmar Union, then remained the possession of Denmark-Norway following the dissolution of the union. After Denmark-Norway separated per the terms of the Treaty of Kiel in 1814, the Faroes stayed on as a territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. It wasn't until World War II and the invasion of Denmark by Nazi Germany UsefulNotes/NaziGermany that the islands received any real autonomy. The British forces who occupied Faroes were relucant to grant the islands full independence when Denmark was not in a position to say otherwise, but gave many other concessions including that of the Faroese flag or ''Merkið'' [[note]]"banner" or "mark"[[/note]]. Once the war was over the Faroese found self-governing quite to their liking, and more or less have taken care of all their domestic affairs themselves while still being ruled by Denmark which handles military defense, foreign relations, and currency among others. \n

!! The Faroe Islands in media:
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheFaroeIslanders'', an Icelandic saga covering events that supposedly took place between about 970 and 1035 CE.
2nd Jul '14 10:01:19 PM fairywine
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Overall, the Faroes occupies a unique niche due to its remoteness, small size, and lack of outside interference has helped keep much of its Norse heritage alive. The Faroese language is one of the last offshoots of Old Norse along with Icelandic, and the now extinct Norn dialect. There have also been long ties between the Faroes and the British Isles-DNA analysis has shown the Y or male chromosome of the Faroese people to be 87% Scandinavian, and that of the female chromosome to be 84% Scottish. Draw your own conclusions from that.

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Overall, the Faroes occupies a unique niche due important cultural niche. Due to its remoteness, remote location, small size, and overall lack of outside interference has helped keep much of its unique Norse heritage has been kept alive. The Faroese language is one of the last offshoots of Old Norse along with Icelandic, and the now extinct Norn dialect. There have also been long ties between the Faroes and the British Isles-DNA analysis has shown the Y or male chromosome of the Faroese people to be 87% Scandinavian, and that of the female chromosome to be 84% Scottish. Draw your own conclusions from that.
22nd Feb '14 5:53:17 PM fairywine
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Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe ('''Faroese:''' ''Føroyar'', '''Danish:''' ''Færøerne''), is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland situated in the Norwegian sea. Rocky, rugged, and with low amounts of arable land, the Faroes is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Despite their northerly location the summers are cool and the winters mild. the The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming. As the islands are still under the sovereignty of Denmark they receive a little over eleven percent of their national budget in aid from the Danish government.

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Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe ('''Faroese:''' ''Føroyar'', '''Danish:''' ''Færøerne''), is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland situated in the Norwegian sea. Rocky, rugged, and with low amounts of arable land, the Faroes is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Despite their northerly location the summers are cool and the winters mild. the The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming. As the islands are still under the sovereignty of Denmark they receive a little over eleven percent of their national budget in aid from the Danish government.
11th Jan '14 9:16:01 PM zero5889
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/120px-Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands_svg_3901.png
->White for the people, the seafoam, and the pure Faroese sky, as well as the old Norse colors of red and blue to symbolize ties with the other Nordic countries. The flag also contains the Scandinavian/Nordic cross (in red and blue), which represents Christianity and also symbolizes the ties with the other Nordic countries.

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/120px-Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands_svg_3901.org/pmwiki/pub/images/faroe_islands_flag_129.png
->White for ->The flag reuses the standard Nordic cross design used in northern Europe. The white field symbolizes both the people, the seafoam, sea foam and the pure Faroese sky, as well as the old Norse colors of skies, while red and blue to symbolize ties with the other are traditional Nordic countries. The flag also contains colors, symbolizing the Scandinavian/Nordic cross (in red and blue), which represents Christianity and also symbolizes the ties with the other Nordic countries.islanders' Scandinavian roots.
29th Dec '13 9:14:40 PM merlinxchick
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''Føroyar'', known in English as the Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe, is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland situated in the Norwegian sea. Rocky, rugged, and with low amounts of arable land, the Faroes is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Despite their northerly location the summers are cool and the winters mild. the The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming. As the islands are still under the sovereignty of Denmark they receive a little over eleven percent of their national budget in aid from the Danish government.

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''Føroyar'', known in English as the Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe, Faeroe ('''Faroese:''' ''Føroyar'', '''Danish:''' ''Færøerne''), is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland situated in the Norwegian sea. Rocky, rugged, and with low amounts of arable land, the Faroes is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Despite their northerly location the summers are cool and the winters mild. the The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming. As the islands are still under the sovereignty of Denmark they receive a little over eleven percent of their national budget in aid from the Danish government.
25th Sep '13 9:33:29 PM Doryna
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-> -'''Mítt alfagra land''', Faroese National Anthem [[hottip:*:"Oh, God bless thee, Faroes my land."]]

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-> -'''Mítt alfagra land''', Faroese National Anthem [[hottip:*:"Oh, [[note]]"Oh, God bless thee, Faroes my land."]]
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A self-governing country with a population of about 50,000, the Faroes has spent most of its history under the rule of others. It was attached to the Kingdom of Norway in the early Middle Ages which brought it along with Iceland and Greenland to the Kalmar Union, then remained the possession of Denmark-Norway following the dissolution of the union. After Denmark-Norway separated per the terms of the Treaty of Kiel in 1814, the Faroes stayed on as a territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. It wasn't until World War II and the invasion of Denmark by Nazi Germany that the islands received any real autonomy. The British forces who occupied Faroes were relucant to grant the islands full independence when Denmark was not in a position to say otherwise, but gave many other concessions including that of the Faroese flag or ''Merkið'' [[hottip:*: "banner" or "mark"]]. Once the war was over the Faroese found self-governing quite to their liking, and more or less have taken care of all their domestic affairs themselves while still being ruled by Denmark which handles military defense, foreign relations, and currency among others.

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A self-governing country with a population of about 50,000, the Faroes has spent most of its history under the rule of others. It was attached to the Kingdom of Norway in the early Middle Ages which brought it along with Iceland and Greenland to the Kalmar Union, then remained the possession of Denmark-Norway following the dissolution of the union. After Denmark-Norway separated per the terms of the Treaty of Kiel in 1814, the Faroes stayed on as a territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. It wasn't until World War II and the invasion of Denmark by Nazi Germany that the islands received any real autonomy. The British forces who occupied Faroes were relucant to grant the islands full independence when Denmark was not in a position to say otherwise, but gave many other concessions including that of the Faroese flag or ''Merkið'' [[hottip:*: "banner" [[note]]"banner" or "mark"]]."mark"[[/note]]. Once the war was over the Faroese found self-governing quite to their liking, and more or less have taken care of all their domestic affairs themselves while still being ruled by Denmark which handles military defense, foreign relations, and currency among others.
8th Aug '13 7:49:25 AM ZemplinTemplar
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''Ja, Guð signi Føroyar, mítt land!''-'''Mítt alfagra land''', Faroese National Anthem [[hottip:*:"Oh, God bless thee, Faroes my land."]]

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''Ja, Guð signi Føroyar, mítt land!''-'''Mítt land!''
-> -'''Mítt
alfagra land''', Faroese National Anthem [[hottip:*:"Oh, God bless thee, Faroes my land."]]
11th Jun '13 5:03:30 AM faunas
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[[AC:the Faroese flag]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/120px-Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands_svg_3901.png [[caption-width:225:White for the people, the seafoam, and the pure Faroese sky, as well as the old Norse colors of red and blue to symbolize ties with the other Nordic countries]]

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[[AC:the [[AC:The Faroese flag]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/120px-Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands_svg_3901.png [[caption-width:225:White png
->White
for the people, the seafoam, and the pure Faroese sky, as well as the old Norse colors of red and blue to symbolize ties with the other Nordic countries]]countries. The flag also contains the Scandinavian/Nordic cross (in red and blue), which represents Christianity and also symbolizes the ties with the other Nordic countries.
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30th Apr '13 10:43:42 PM fairywine
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Overall, the Faroes occupies a unique niche due to its remoteness, small size, and lack of outside interference has helped keep much of its Norse heritage alive. The Faroese language is one of the last offshoots of Old Norse along with Icelandic, and the now extinct Norn dialect. There have also been long ties between the Faroes and the British Isles-DNA analysis has shown the Y or male chromosome of the Faroese people to be 87% Scandinavian, and that of the female chromosome to be 84% Scottish. Given the [[HornyVikings Viking]] legacy of the Faroes, it isn't hard to drawn [[MarsNeedsWomen a conclusion]] from these facts.

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Overall, the Faroes occupies a unique niche due to its remoteness, small size, and lack of outside interference has helped keep much of its Norse heritage alive. The Faroese language is one of the last offshoots of Old Norse along with Icelandic, and the now extinct Norn dialect. There have also been long ties between the Faroes and the British Isles-DNA analysis has shown the Y or male chromosome of the Faroese people to be 87% Scandinavian, and that of the female chromosome to be 84% Scottish. Given the [[HornyVikings Viking]] legacy of the Faroes, it isn't hard to drawn [[MarsNeedsWomen a conclusion]] Draw your own conclusions from these facts.that.
30th Apr '13 10:37:54 PM fairywine
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''Føroyar'', known in English as the Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe, is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland situated in the Norwegian sea. The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming.

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''Føroyar'', known in English as the Faroes, the Faroe Islands, or alternately Faeroe, is a Nordic archipelago roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland situated in the Norwegian sea. Rocky, rugged, and with low amounts of arable land, the Faroes is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Despite their northerly location the summers are cool and the winters mild. the The name itself literally translates to "Sheep Islands", and holds as true today as it did when Norsemen permanently settled the islands around 800 CE. Besides sheep, the Faroese economy is based strongly on fishing and fish farming. \n As the islands are still under the sovereignty of Denmark they receive a little over eleven percent of their national budget in aid from the Danish government.



http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/120px-Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands_svg_3901.png [[caption-width:225:White for the people, the seafoam, and the pure Faroese sky, as well as the old colors of red and blue to symbolize ties with the other Nordic countries]]

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/120px-Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands_svg_3901.png [[caption-width:225:White for the people, the seafoam, and the pure Faroese sky, as well as the old Norse colors of red and blue to symbolize ties with the other Nordic countries]]
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