November 25, 2008

SMILLA'S SENSE OF SOVEREIGNTY:

Greenland Votes To Step Closer To Independence: GDP per capita in Greenland is about two-thirds of the Danish average but the suicide rate is more than seven times higher. (Javno, 11/25/08)

Greenland can take a big step towards independence on Tuesday when it votes on self-governance from Denmark but an underdeveloped economy and social problems are hurdles to full sovereignty.

Prime Minister Hans Enoksen told Reuters that a "Yes" would mean that Greenlanders would be recognised as equal to other people under international law and that he hoped the country would achieve independence in his lifetime.

"When that happens, I will raise the flag at our house in Itilleq with happiness and deep-felt gratitude with my grown grandchildren by my side," he told Reuters on Monday through a translator.


If a people thinks they're a nation they are one.


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