By Norman Berdichevsky
For lots of non-Danish electorate of the realm, Denmark is still an enigma. Too usually harassed with different Scandinavian international locations, this southernmost Nordic state has been characterised by means of stereotypes and cliches regarding socialism, cradle-to-grave defense, soccer, pornography, Hamlet, pigs, dairy farm animals, and beer. This enlightening consultant to Danish society, tradition, and heritage bargains an within examine the "real" Denmark, highlighting the easiest of either the rustic and its humans. It information Denmark's tremendous contributions to technological know-how, engineering, exploration, seafaring, literature, philosophy, track, structure, and plenty of different fields. short graphics depict famous Danes, together with "Clown Prince of Denmark" Victor Borge, Hans Christian Andersen, Kierkegaard, and Out of Africa writer Karen Blixen. all through, Denmark's striking human rights checklist, democratic associations, and humanistic traditions are transparent. by way of illuminating Danish tradition and clarifying misperceptions, this paintings fosters a better appreciation of Denmark, its humans, and their lifestyle.
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Henrik Calving, an unscrupulous reporter for the Copenhagen newspaper Politiken, used his knowledge of the islands from previous trips to exploit growing tension over the issue of Cuba and the looming Spanish-American War. He saw the opportunity to become a private agent to “facilitate” the sale of the islands and charge an exorbitant commission. While in Cuba in 1895, he let himself be “interviewed” by American journalists and fabricated a story based on so-called contacts that the German government was actively trying to acquire the islands.
5 million offer, and granting the requests for citizenship and annulment of debts, the Danish side was given a deadline of January 24, 1902, to conﬁrm the sale. It was passed by the lower house of the Danish parliament by a huge majority (88 to 7 with 6 abstentions). To speed things up, no referendum of the islanders’ wishes was solicited. All that needed approval was the vote of the Danish upper house. Here, opposition was considerably stronger due to the 40 I. GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMY right wing parties’ more conservative stance and dislike of the egalitarian American society.
However, Greenlanders opted out of membership in the European Union in 1982 shortly after Denmark joined, thus stressing that although part of the same country ofﬁcially, Greenlanders wish to preserve much that is uniquely their own. Lying mostly north of the Arctic Circle, Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat; Danish: Grønland) is an island that enjoys home rule, a special self-governing status that put an end to hundreds of years of direct colonial rule from Copenhagen. In a referendum in 1979, Greenlanders voted to manage their own internal matters.
An Introduction to Danish Culture by Norman Berdichevsky