Iceland’s External Affairs from the Napoleonic Era to the occupation of Denmark: Danish and British Shelter

  title={Iceland’s External Affairs from the Napoleonic Era to the occupation of Denmark: Danish and British Shelter},
  author={Baldur Þ{\'o}rhallsson and T{\'o}mas Joensen},
  journal={Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration},
This paper argues that Iceland enjoyed essential shelter, for its development and prosperity, provided by Denmark and Britain. Societal relations with Copenhagen were of fundamental importance in the preservation and evolution of Icelandic identity and culture, providing the foundation of the modern society and leading to the establishment of the Icelandic state. Danish financial backups created the basis for the island’s economic prosperity in the 20th century. Moreover, Denmark provided… 
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