So we made a thoroughfare for Freedom and her train, Sixty miles in latitude, three hundred to the main; Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain, While we were marching through Georgia. We bring the jubilee! The Flag that makes you free!
Petersen Overview Denmark is geographically the southernmost of the Nordic nations, which also include Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Its land mass includes Jutland, a peninsula extending north from Germany, and more than islands. Denmark consists of 16, square miles 43, sq.
With the exception of its mile southern border with Germany, Denmark is surrounded by water. Sweden lies to the east across the Oresund, a narrow body of water that links the North and Baltic Seas; Norway lies to the north; and the North Sea to the west.
Denmark has nearly 4, miles of coastline, and no part of the nation is more than 30 miles from the sea. Denmark also possesses Greenland, the world's largest island, and the Faeroe Islands, both of which are semiautonomous.
Denmark means "field of the Danes. Legend has it that the banner, called Dannebrog, descended from the heavens in the midst of a battle between the Danes and the Estonians on June 15, Although the smallest of the Nordic countries in terms of land mass, Denmark, with 5.
The Danish people are among the most homogeneous in the world. Almost all Danes are of Nordic stock, and most are members of the Lutheran church. In foreigners made up less than 2. Because of the ancient practice called patronymics, whereby Peter, the son of Jens, became Peter Jensen, many Danes have the same surname.
Although a government decree in ended patronymics, some 60 percent of all present day Danish names end in "sen" with Jensen and Nielsen being the most common. The country's official language is Danish, but many Danes, especially the young, also speak English and German.
Sailing in their magnificent ships, Vikings traveled west to North America, south to the Mediterranean, and east to the Caspian Sea.
They plundered, conquered, traded, and colonized. For a brief period in the eleventh century, a Danish king ruled England and Norway. While Vikings roamed far and wide, those Danes who stayed at home cleared fields, built villages, and gradually created a nation.
After a king with the colorful name of Harald Bluetooth d. Many Vikings encountered the religion on their voyages and were receptive to it. Slowly the forces of Crown and Church helped make Denmark a major power in northern Europe. Eventually, the growth of nationalism led Sweden to abandon the union inbut Norway and Denmark remained allied until Like much of Europe in the early sixteenth century, Denmark struggled with the religious and political issues set in motion by the Protestant Reformation.
Growing rivalry with Sweden and various rulers along the north German coast created new problems for Denmark, but the greatest international disaster to befall the country came during the Napoleonic Wars when an ill-fated alliance with France left the nation bankrupt and Norway lost to Sweden.
New threats to Danish territory soon followed from the south.
After decades of intrigue and diplomatic maneuvering, Denmark and Prussia went to war in over the status of the Danish-ruled Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein.
The Prussians quickly gained the upper hand and Denmark was forced to surrender both Duchies. This meant a loss of about 40 percent of its territory and more than 30 percent of its population. This defeat reduced Denmark to the smallest size in its history and dashed any remaining dreams of international power.Britain is the common name for the sovereign state of the United Kingdom, the political entity comprising England, Wales, Scotland (which make up the island of Great Britain) and Northern Ireland.
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Published: Mon, 5 Dec To begin with, I read my assignment to interview an English Language Learner. This seemed like it was going to be a challenge since I did not know an ELL. Denmark is geographically the southernmost of the Nordic nations, which also include Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
Its land mass includes Jutland, a peninsula extending north from Germany, and more than islands. International Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity: An Annotated Bibliography by Heewon Chang and Timothy Dodd of Eastern College.
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