History UsefulNotes / Iceland

18th Apr '18 8:05:37 AM Ghilz
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(When looking at this list, note that Iceland is one of the few cultures today to still use a strict UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} (or Matronymic) naming system rather than using family names. This sometimes causes problems for [[http://icelandin8days.com Icelandic families travelling internationally]], where children who have a different second name to any adult travelling with them tend to flag up abduction alerts.)

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(When looking at this list, note that Iceland is one of the few cultures today to still use a strict UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} (or Matronymic) naming system rather than using family names. This sometimes causes problems for [[http://icelandin8days.com Icelandic families travelling internationally]], internationally, where children who have a different second name to any adult travelling with them tend to flag up abduction alerts.)
6th Apr '18 1:53:31 AM SheridanNeff
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(When looking at this list, note that Iceland is one of the few cultures today to still use a strict UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} (or Matronymic) naming system rather than using family names. This sometimes causes problems for [[http://icelandin8days.com
Icelandic families travelling internationally]], where children who have a different second name to any adult travelling with them tend to flag up abduction alerts.)

to:

(When looking at this list, note that Iceland is one of the few cultures today to still use a strict UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} (or Matronymic) naming system rather than using family names. This sometimes causes problems for [[http://icelandin8days.com
com Icelandic families travelling internationally]], where children who have a different second name to any adult travelling with them tend to flag up abduction alerts.)
6th Apr '18 1:52:52 AM SheridanNeff
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(When looking at this list, note that Iceland is one of the few cultures today to still use a strict UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} (or Matronymic) naming system rather than using family names. This sometimes causes problems for Icelandic families travelling internationally, where children who have a different second name to any adult travelling with them tend to flag up abduction alerts.)

to:

(When looking at this list, note that Iceland is one of the few cultures today to still use a strict UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} (or Matronymic) naming system rather than using family names. This sometimes causes problems for [[http://icelandin8days.com
Icelandic families travelling internationally, internationally]], where children who have a different second name to any adult travelling with them tend to flag up abduction alerts.)
9th Mar '18 9:10:14 PM Wariolander
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Iceland ('''Icelandic:''' ''Ísland'') is a Northern European country and the westernmost country in Europe (politically, at any rate; for geography see below. If you include autonomous regions, Azores is actually the westernmost part of Europe). It's notable for having a population more or less on par with a mid-sized Europeanů city (330 000 inhabitants). Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a geological faultline, Iceland has a lot of volcanoes and new islands pop up from time to time (e.g. see the isle of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey Surtsey]], a classic study in ecology). On account of its placement on the Ridge, it is therefore technically both in Europe and North America (or rather the Eurasian and North American geological plates), with the capital Reykjavik being on the North American side. One particular volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted in the summer of 2010, causing a massive ash cloud that essentially closed most of Europe's airspace.

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Iceland ('''Icelandic:''' ''Ísland'') is a Northern European country and the westernmost country in Europe (politically, at any rate; for geography see below. If you include autonomous regions, Azores UsefulNotes/{{Azores}} is actually the westernmost part of Europe). It's notable for having a population more or less on par with a mid-sized Europeanů city (330 000 inhabitants). Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a geological faultline, Iceland has a lot of volcanoes and new islands pop up from time to time (e.g. see the isle of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey Surtsey]], a classic study in ecology). On account of its placement on the Ridge, it is therefore technically both in Europe and North America (or rather the Eurasian and North American geological plates), with the capital Reykjavik being on the North American side. One particular volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted in the summer of 2010, causing a massive ash cloud that essentially closed most of Europe's airspace.
9th Mar '18 7:53:29 PM Wariolander
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Iceland ('''Icelandic:''' ''Ísland'') is a Northern European country and the westernmost country in Europe (politically, at any rate; for geography see below. If you include autonomous regions and dependencies, Azores is actually the westernmost part of Europe). It's notable for having a population more or less on par with a mid-sized Europeanů city (330 000 inhabitants). Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a geological faultline, Iceland has a lot of volcanoes and new islands pop up from time to time (e.g. see the isle of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey Surtsey]], a classic study in ecology). On account of its placement on the Ridge, it is therefore technically both in Europe and North America (or rather the Eurasian and North American geological plates), with the capital Reykjavik being on the North American side. One particular volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted in the summer of 2010, causing a massive ash cloud that essentially closed most of Europe's airspace.

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Iceland ('''Icelandic:''' ''Ísland'') is a Northern European country and the westernmost country in Europe (politically, at any rate; for geography see below. If you include autonomous regions and dependencies, regions, Azores is actually the westernmost part of Europe). It's notable for having a population more or less on par with a mid-sized Europeanů city (330 000 inhabitants). Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a geological faultline, Iceland has a lot of volcanoes and new islands pop up from time to time (e.g. see the isle of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey Surtsey]], a classic study in ecology). On account of its placement on the Ridge, it is therefore technically both in Europe and North America (or rather the Eurasian and North American geological plates), with the capital Reykjavik being on the North American side. One particular volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted in the summer of 2010, causing a massive ash cloud that essentially closed most of Europe's airspace.
9th Mar '18 7:47:18 PM Wariolander
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Iceland ('''Icelandic:''' ''Ísland'') is a Northern European country and the westernmost country in Europe (politically, at any rate; for geography see below). It's notable for having a population more or less on par with a mid-sized Europeanů city (330 000 inhabitants). Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a geological faultline, Iceland has a lot of volcanoes and new islands pop up from time to time (e.g. see the isle of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey Surtsey]], a classic study in ecology). On account of its placement on the Ridge, it is therefore technically both in Europe and North America (or rather the Eurasian and North American geological plates), with the capital Reykjavik being on the North American side. One particular volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted in the summer of 2010, causing a massive ash cloud that essentially closed most of Europe's airspace.

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Iceland ('''Icelandic:''' ''Ísland'') is a Northern European country and the westernmost country in Europe (politically, at any rate; for geography see below).below. If you include autonomous regions and dependencies, Azores is actually the westernmost part of Europe). It's notable for having a population more or less on par with a mid-sized Europeanů city (330 000 inhabitants). Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a geological faultline, Iceland has a lot of volcanoes and new islands pop up from time to time (e.g. see the isle of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey Surtsey]], a classic study in ecology). On account of its placement on the Ridge, it is therefore technically both in Europe and North America (or rather the Eurasian and North American geological plates), with the capital Reykjavik being on the North American side. One particular volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted in the summer of 2010, causing a massive ash cloud that essentially closed most of Europe's airspace.
7th Mar '18 5:12:01 AM jormis29
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* Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, another strongman, (inspired to become one by the aforementioned Magnús Ver Magnússon, after [[CareerEndingInjury a knee injury ended his budding basketball career]]) best known for playing [[TheBrute The Mountain]] in ''Series/GameOfThrones''.

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* Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Creator/HafthorJuliusBjornsson, another strongman, (inspired to become one by the aforementioned Magnús Ver Magnússon, after [[CareerEndingInjury a knee injury ended his budding basketball career]]) best known for playing [[TheBrute The Mountain]] in ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
5th Mar '18 12:22:15 AM TheWanderer
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* Egill Skallagrímsson, 10th century [[WarriorPoet Viking and poet]] immortalized in [[Literature/EgilsSaga a Saga named after him]].
13th Feb '18 2:49:25 AM Cryoclaste
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Iceland was of vital strategic and economic importance to NATO. A stopping point for shorter-ranged aircraft travelling the Atlantic (it is also a divert point for transatlantic flights), Iceland lacked the capacity to defend itself- the British invasion had been done with fewer than 1,000 men. If the WarsawPact took over the place, it would provide them with Tu-22M "Backfire" coverage of a good part of the North Atlantic, causing major problems for convoys bringing supplies and troops across the Atlantic.

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Iceland was of vital strategic and economic importance to NATO. A stopping point for shorter-ranged aircraft travelling the Atlantic (it is also a divert point for transatlantic flights), Iceland lacked the capacity to defend itself- the British invasion had been done with fewer than 1,000 men. If the WarsawPact UsefulNotes/WarsawPact took over the place, it would provide them with Tu-22M "Backfire" coverage of a good part of the North Atlantic, causing major problems for convoys bringing supplies and troops across the Atlantic.
25th Nov '17 4:51:36 AM ImperiumAstarte
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* Early 11th century Iceland is depicted in ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' as Thorfinn's birthplace [[spoiler: which he eventually returns after being freed from slavery]]

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* Early 11th century Iceland is depicted in ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' as Thorfinn's birthplace [[spoiler: which he eventually returns to after being freed from slavery]]
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