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Danish Colonization (17th century-present day)[edit | edit source]

In 1261, Greenland became part of Norway. When Norway was joined to Denmark in 1380, Greenland came under Danish rule. During World War Two, Greenland was briefly occupied by Germany. In 1953, Greenland's colonial status was ended and it was made a province of the Kingdom of Denmark. Greenland was granted home rule in 1979, and left the European Union in 1985. In 2009, all matters other than defense and foreign policy were transferred to the regional parliament. However, the Danish Queen remains the Head of State. The official name of Greenland is Kalaallit Nunaat. [1]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Danish Colonization of the Americas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_colonization_of_the_Americas#Greenland, accessed 13 August 2019.