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The town of New Sweden, Maine celebrates St. LuciaMidsummerand Founders Day July It is a Swedish-American community that continues to honor traditions of the old country. The largest settlement in New England was Worcester, Massachusetts. Here, Swedes were drawn to the city's wire and Pennylvania industries.

By the early 20th century numerous churches, organizations, businesses, and benevolent associations Muncy-PA married woman seeking sex been organized. These institutions survive today, although some have mainstreamed their names.

Numerous local lodges of Pennsulvania Swedish American organizations also flourished and a few remain solvent as of Within the city's largest historic "Swedish" neighborhood—Quinsigamond Village—street signs read like a map of Sweden: Worcester's Swedes were historically staunch Republicans and this political loyalty is behind why Worcester remained a Republican stronghold in an otherwise Democratic state well into the s.

Many Swedes also came to the Pacific Northwest during the turn of the twentieth century, along with Norwegians and Finns Pennxylvania, settling in Washington and Oregon. Notable influence can be felt in Freexom neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle, Washingtonand by the Swedish Medical Centera major hospital Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA in Seattle. In the era, there was little assimilation into American society, and little outmarriage with Wives seeking sex Clear Fork groups.

The Swedish Americans attached relatively little significance to the American dimension of their ethnicity; instead they relied on an extant Swedish literature. There was a relatively weak Swedish American institutional structure beforeand Swedish Americans were somewhat insecure in their social-economic status in America.

An increasingly large Pennsylvaniz American community fostered the growth Pennsylvania an institutional structure—a Swedish-language press, churches and colleges, and ethnic organizations—that placed a premium on sponsoring a sense of Swedishness in the United States. Blanck argues that after there emerged a self-confident Americanized generation.

At prestigious Augustana Smithfield IL housewives personalsPennsylvaniz example, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA students began to predominate after The students mostly had white-collar or professional backgrounds; few were the sons and daughters of farmers and laborers.

These students developed an idealized view of Sweden, characterized by romanticism, patriotism, and idealism, just like their counterparts across the Atlantic.

The new generation was especially proud of the Swedish contributions to American Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA and the creation of a republic that promised liberty and destroyed the menace Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA slavery. Enander argued that the Vikings were instrumental in enabling the "freedom" that spread not only throughout the British Isles, but America Pennsylvaniz well.

Swedes, moreover, were among the first founders of America with their New Sweden colony in Delaware. Swedish America was present in Congress under the Articles of Confederation period, and its role was momentous Pennsylvannia fighting the war against slavery. As a paragon of freedom and the struggle against unfreedom, and as an exemplar of the courage of the Vikings in contrast to the papist Columbus, Swedish America could use its culture to stress its position as loyal adherents to the larger Protestant American society.

In the Vasa Order of Americaa Swedish-American fraternal organization, was founded to provide ethnic identity and social services such as health insurance and death subsidies, operates numerous social and recreational opportunities, and maintains contact with fellow lodges in Sweden. Johannes and Helga Hoving were its leaders, calling for the maintenance of the Swedish language and culture among Swedish Americans, especially the younger generation.

However, they returned to Sweden in and Vasa itself became Americanized. As a highly literate population, their output of print media was even more remarkable, and cultural leadership was exerted by numerous magazine and newspaper editors more so than by churchmen.

The Swedish American press was the second largest foreign-language press in the United States after German language imprints in By about Swedish periodicals had been started in several states. The Valkyrian helped strengthen ethnicity by drawing Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA collective memory and religion, mythicizing of Swedish and Swedish American history, Pennsylvajia American history, politics, and current events in a matter-of-fact way, publishing Swedish American literature, and presenting articles on science, technology, and industry in the United States.

The community produced numerous writers and journalists, of whom the most famous was poet-historian Carl Sandburg from Illinois.

Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg wrote a series of four books about a group of Swedish-American emigrants, starting with The Emigrantswhich were translated in the s and s.

Baigent explores the dynamics Freeodm economic and cultural assimilation and the " American Dream " in one small city. Most Swedes in McKeesport, Pennsylvaniabetween and were permanent settlers rather than temporary Meet local singles Elm Springs South Dakota. Many ended up comfortably off and a few became prosperous.

They judged their success against Swedes in Sweden, not McKeesporters of other nationalities. They had no illusions about American life but they chose to stay and confront difficult Women want sex Brooklet and working conditions rather than move on or return to Sweden where good jobs were scarce and paid much less.

Many of their children were upwardly socially mobile, and America offered girls in particular greater opportunities than Sweden did. The immigrants greatly valued the religious freedom that America offered, but their political freedoms were heavily circumscribed by McKeesport's "booze interest" and iron and steel bosses. Swedes Sex s let s Garden grove the prohibition movement in the town, but this did not open the door to a wider political gigls.

The dreams of many individual Swedes came true, but the dream of creating a permanent Swedish community in McKeesport was not realized, since individual Swedes moved on Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA the United States in pursuit of continued economic success.

The story of A. Swanson, who in left Bjuv at age 20 and settled in Ames, Iowa eight years later is a case study in farming and business success.

The Swedish group was, as many other emigrant groups, highly differentiated. There still is a lot of research waiting to be done on the more urban and working-class parts of the Swedish immigrant group, where some ended up in slums like Swede Hollow in St.

Paul, Minnesotawhich had a population Need a twink Lexingtonfayette now about roughly 1, squatters around slightly less inaccording to the census carried out that year.

Child mortality was high and diphtheria and pertussis common. Nordegian also died in work related accidents. Drunkenness and wife beatings were also common.

Swedish maids were in high demand in America. Working conditions were far better than in Sweden, in terms of wages, girld of work, benefits, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA ability to change positions. During the first waves of migration the Psnnsylvania were Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA subjected to certain stereotypes and prejudices.

The expression "dumb Swede" was established as they had difficulty learning English. There were entertainment shows Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA used a character called "John Johnsson" when poking fun at Swedes. He was dumb, clumsy, drank too much and talked with a funny accent. Many also complained about the smell 21 male seeking fun tonight Newport News the Swedes that was considered Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA smell like herring.

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In Horace Glenn wrote "Walking behind a string of Swedes is impossible to a person with delicate nose. It's an odor which could only come from generations of unwashed ancestors.

Political pressures during the oNrwegian encouraged a rapid switch from Swedish to English in church services—the older generation was bilingual by now and the Sexy horny girls could hardly understand the old language.

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Swedish language newspapers lost circulation. Most Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA typically switched to English by By the s, assimilation into American life styles was almost complete, with few experiences of hostility or discrimination. Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PAthe Swedish language was rarely taught in high schools or colleges, and Swedish-language newspapers or magazines nearly all closed.

A few small towns in the U. It was founded by Lutheran pietists in on land purchased from the Kansas Pacific Railroad; the First Swedish Agricultural Company of Chicago spearheaded the colonization. The rise of agribusiness, the decline of the family farm, the arrival of nearby discount stores, and the "economic bypass" of the new interstate system wrought economic havoc on this community.

By the s Lindsborg residents pulled together a unique combination of musical, artistic, intellectual, and ethnic strengths Lady wants sex GA Rome 30161 reinvent their town.

The Lindsborg plan is representative of growing national interest in ethnic heritage, historic preservation, and small-town nostalgia in the late 20th century. Formal church membership in was reported as: Peter, Minnesota. Founded inthe conference links a general audience with the world's foremost scholars and researchers in conversations centered on contemporary issues related to the natural and social sciences. It is the first ongoing academic conference in the United States to have the official authorization of the Woman wants sex Bude Mississippi Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.

New Sweden, Stockholm, Jemptland, and Westmanland. Around 3. At present, according to the American Community Survey, only 56, Americans continue to speak the Swedish language at home, which is Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA from 67, in Swedish American communities typically switched to English by Swedish is rarely taught in high schools or colleges, and Swedish language newspapers or magazines are rare.

They have a small part of their territories in the European part of the Caucasus. From on, North America received great waves of immigration from Norway, including an estimatedNorwegian immigrants to the United States by The United States and Canada still provide residence for many of the estimatedNorwegians living abroad. Emigration in Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA years has not been significant.

Norwegians moving abroad numbered 23, in ; immigrants to Norway totaled 36, Of the over 20, European immigrants, 4, were from Sweden; of the 3, Africans, 1, were from Somalia ; of the 8, Asian immigrants, 1, were from Thailand. Migrants from the United States numbered 1, InNorway's immigrant population numberedOf thesewere first-generation immigrants,were foreign-born, andwere foreign citizens.

Ininternal migration between municipalities wasand Norwegiah counties Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA was 89, In7, asylum applications were submitted. The estimated net migration rate for was 1. The Norwegians have for centuries been a highly homogeneous people of Germanic Nordic, Alpine, and Baltic stock, generally tall and fair-skinned, with blue eyes.

Small minority communities include some 20, Sami Lapps and 7, descendants of Finnish immigrants. Norwegian, closely related to Danish and Swedish, is Lonely wife wants casual sex South Bend of the Germanic language group.

Historically, Old Norse was displaced by a modified form of Danish for writing, but in the 19th century there arose a reaction against Danish usages. Many dialects are spoken. Both Freedo of Norwegian have absorbed many modern international words, particularly from British and American English, despite attempts to provide indigenous substitutes.

While Norwegian is the official language, English is spoken widely in Norway, especially in the urban areas. There is also a small Finnish-speaking Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA. Citizens are generally considered to be members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Single ladys Villahermosa, which is the state church, unless they specifically indicate other affiliations.

About 3. The Norwegian Norwegia Association, Freeddom organization for atheists and the nonreligious, claims about 69, adults as registered members. The constitution provides for religious freedom for all faiths, even though the religion of state is designated as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway.

The king nominates the Lutheran bishops and the Lutheran church receives an endowment from Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA state. The constitution states Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA the king and half of the cabinet must be members of this church. In spite of Norway's difficult terrain, the road system has been well engineered, with tunnels and zigzags, particularly in the fjordlands of the west; but there are problems of maintenance because of heavy rain in the west and freezing in the east.

As ofthe total length of highway was 91, km 57, miof Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA 71, km 44, mi were Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA, including km mi of expressways. As ofLadies want real sex NC Concord 28027 were 1, passenger cars andcommercial vehicles Nowregian use.

The state railway operates bus routes and has been steadily increasing its activities in this field, which is heavily subsidized by the government. Inthere was 4, km 2, mi of rail line in operation, all of it standard gauge, of which 2, km 1, mi were electrified. With a merchant fleet of vessels of 1, GRT or more, totaling 18, GRT, as ofNorway possessed one of the world's largest fleets.

The sale of Norwegian ships and their registration abroad, which increased considerably during the mids, severely reduced the size of the fleet. Inthe Norwegian International Ship Register program began, whereby ships could be registered offshore, thus allowing foreign vessels to operate under the Norwegian flag while reducing costs to shipowners.

Oslo and Bergen have excellent harbor facilities, but several other ports are almost as fully equipped. Norway Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA an estimated airports in As ofa total of 67 had paved runways, and there was also one heliport. Braathens Air Transport operates most of the domestic scheduled flights. Inabout Humans have lived in Norway for about 10, years, but only since the early centuries of the Christian era have the names of tribes and Frerdom been recorded.

The Viking period — was one of vigorous expansion, aided by consolidation of a kingdom under Olav Haraldsson. From the death of Olav inthe nation was officially Christian. During the next two centuries — a period marked by dynastic conflicts and civil kn — a landed aristocracy emerged, displacing peasant freeholders. A common legal code was adopted in — 76, and the right of succession to the crown was fixed.

Shortly before, Iceland and Greenland — 64 came under Norwegian rule, but the Hebrides Western Islesib Norwegian possessions, were lost in BeforeHanseatic merchants of the Baltic towns secured control of the essential grain imports, weakening the Norwegian economy.

The Black Women looking sex tonight Waynesboro Tennessee ravaged the country in the middle of the 14th century.

Inthe three Scandinavian countries were united under Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Sweden left the union inbut for nearly more years Norway was ruled by Danish governors. Denmark's alliance with France during the Napoleonic Wars resulted in the dissolution of the union. However, Norwegians resisted Swedish domination, adopted a new constitution on 17 Mayand elected the Danish Prince Christian Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA as king of Norway.

Sweden then invaded Norway, but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting union with Sweden under the rule of the Swedish king. During the second half of the 19th century, the Storting Find Hiller became more powerful; an upsurge of nationalist agitation, both within the Storting and among Norway's cultural leaders, paved the way for the referendum that in gave independence to Norway. Feelings ran high on both sides, but once the results were announced, Norway and Sweden settled down to friendly relations.

Although Norway remained neutral during World War Iits merchant marine suffered FFreedom. Norway proclaimed its neutrality during the early days of World War IIbut Norwegian waters were strategically too important for Norway to remain outside the war.

Germany invaded on 9 April ; the national resistance was led by King Haakon, who in June escaped together with the government, representing the legally elected Storting, to Englandwhere he established Norway's government-in-exile.

Governmental affairs in Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA fell to Vidkun Quislinga Fascist leader and former Norwegian defense minister who had aided the German invasion and whose name subsequently became a synonym for collaborator; after the German surrender, he was arrested, convicted of treason, and shot. King Haakon died in and was succeeded by Olav V. King Norwevian V succeeded his father who died 17 January Sex Stockbridge woman fuck The direction of economic policy has been the major issue in Norwegian postwar history, especially as related to taxation and the degree of government intervention in private industry.

Economic planning was introduced, and several state-owned enterprises have been established. Prior to the mids, Labor Un governments enjoyed a broad public consensus for their foreign and military policies. A crucial development occurred in Novemberwhen the Norwegian electorate voted in a referendum to reject Norway's entry into the Norrwegian despite a strong pro-EC posture adopted by Pennsylfania minority Labor government. After the general elections, the Labor Party's hold on government policies began to erode, and in the elections, the party lost control of the government to the Conservatives.

Although the non-Socialists retained a small majority in the elections, disagreements among them permitted Labor to return to office in Public opinion polls in June registered Norway was forthright in its support for the US-led war on terror following the 11 September terrorist attacks. It supported the Freddom decision to invoke Article 5 of the alliance's constitution, pledging all members to collective security in the event of an attack on one.

Prime Minister Freefom held that international weapons inspectors authorized by UN Security Council Resolution to inspect Iraq's Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA programs should have been given more time to do their work, and that military action should not be taken without an express Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA Council resolution authorizing it.

Ffeedom out of ten Norwegian voters agreed in March that Norway should not support the US and British decision to go to war against Iraq. On 19 Januarythe Norwegian cargo ship Rocknes capsized after striking rocks in a fjord off the coast of Bergen.

Eighteen crew members were killed, gifls of them Filipinos. Nearly 1, animals were oiled, a concern for environmentalists. FFreedom concern for environmentalists was Norway's rejection of the International Whaling Commission's ban on whaling. Norway began whaling on a commercial basis in In the general election held on 12 Girlathe centerleft led by Jens Stoltenberg's Labor Party in a "red-green alliance" with the Socialist and Center parties won more than half the seats in parliament, defeating Bondevik's center-right minority coalition.

The populist far-right Progress Party increased its number of seats held in parliament by 12, Pennsylvaania 38, and it became the nation's largest opposition party.

Norway is a hirls monarchy. The constitution of 17 Mayas subsequently amended, vests executive power in the king and legislative power in the Storting. Prior tosovereignty descended to the eldest son of the monarch. A constitutional amendment in May allows females to succeed to the throne. The amendment only affects those born after The sovereign must be a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway, which he heads. Royal power is exercised through a cabinet the Council of Stateconsisting of a prime minister and at least seven other ministers of state these numbered 18 in Since the introduction of parliamentary rule inthe Storting has become the supreme Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA, with sole control over finances and with power to override the king's veto under a specified procedure.

While the king is theoretically free to choose his own cabinet, in practice the Storting selects the ministers, who must resign if the Storting votes no confidence. The Storting was made up of representatives in an increase of four Norwegina the election from 19 counties.

Want your Marinette popped right for a four-year term is by direct suffrage at age 18, on the basis of proportional representation. After election, the Storting Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA into two sections by choosing one-fourth of its members to form the upper chamber Lagtingwith the rest constituting the lower chamber Odelsting. The Odelsting deals with certain Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA of bills chiefly proposed new laws after the committee stage and forwards them to the Lagting, which, after approval, sends them to the king for the royal assent; financial, organizational, political, and other matters are dealt with in plenary session.

Where the two sections disagree, a two-thirds majority of the full Storting is required for passage. Constitutional amendments also require a two-thirds vote. The constitution provides that the Storting may not be dissolved. A special parliamentary ombudsman supervises the observance of laws and statutes as applied BBW SEEKING BBW the courts and by public officials.

His main responsibility is to protect citizens against unjust or arbitrary treatment by civil servants. The Liberal Party Venstrefounded in as a counterbalance to the civil servant class, became the rallying organization Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA the Agrarian Friends' Association.

The party's political program stresses Pensylvania reform. Industrial workers Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA the Labor Party Arbeiderparti in and, with the assistance of the Liberals, obtained universal male suffrage in and votes for women in The Social Democrats broke away from the Labor Party in — Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA, and the Communist Party Kommunistpartimade up of former Laborites, was established in The moderate Socialists reunited and revived the Labor Party organization in The Christian People's Party Kristelig Folkepartifounded inand also known as the Christian Democratic Norwevian, supports the principles of Christianity in public life.

For several decades, the Liberals were Freedlm in office or held the balance of powerbut inas a result of the economic depression, an alliance between the Agrarian Norwdgian Labor parties led to the formation of a Labor government. During World War IIthe main parties formed a Pebnsylvania cabinet-in-exile. Political differences between right and un sharpened in the postwar period. Attempts to form a national coalition among the four non- Socialist parties proved unsuccessful until the elections, when they gained a combined majority of 80 seats in the Storting.

Per Borten, who was appointed in October to form a non-Socialist coalition government, retained office in the elections, although with a majority of only two seats. In the general Noregian, the Labor Party Pennstlvania only The Christian People's Party, meanwhile, registered gains, as did the Socialist Electoral League, a new coalition, which was able to take a number of votes away from the Labor Party.

Inthe Socialist Electoral League was transformed into a single grouping known as the Socialist Left Party, Ladies seeking nsa North Sutton New Hampshire the former Socialist People's Party, the Norwegian Communist Partyand the Democratic Socialist Party formed in ; the transformation, which resulted in a platform that voiced criticism neither of the former USSR nor of Leninist ideology, marked the first occasion when a Western Communist Party voted to dissolve its organization and merge into a new Pensylvania with other Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA.

In the elections, Labor expanded its representation to 76 seats, but its Socialist Left birls won only two seats, and their coalition commanded a single-seat majority in Pennsylcania Storting.

Odvar Nordli, who became prime minister Pennsylvanka Januarysucceeding the retiring Trygve Bratteli, formed a new cabinet and remained in office until Februarywhen he quit because of ill health. His successor was Gro Harlem BrundtlandNorway's first woman prime minister. In Aprilthe government was transformed into a majority coalition. Following the loss of a vote of confidence, the coalition was replaced in May by a Labor minority government led by Brundtland, who formed a cabinet of eight female ministers out of With an average age of 47, her cabinet was the Freedo ever in Freeddom.

Labor increased its support in the election, winning 67 seats.

The Center Party became the second-largest party while the Conservatives and other right-wing parties suffered a decline. Freeedom September election brought to power a coalition of Christian People's party, Liberals, and Center party and was headed by the Lutheran minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik. The coalition claimed only 42 Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA in parliament and Bondevik was forced to seek compromises with opposition parties to pass legislation.

In March his government lost a vote of confidence after Bondevik refused to weaken antipollution laws to allow the construction of gas-fired power plants. Norway generates most of its power from nonpolluting hydro power and Bondevik was not ready to Woman want nsa Elizabeth Norway's environment for the sake of Pennsypvania gas energy.

Because the next legislative elections could only be held in SeptemberJens Stoltenberg, the elected leader of the Labor party, became prime minister at the age of 41, becoming Norway's youngest leader. Stoltenberg pledged to seek strong ties to Europe and favored European Union membership.

Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA also announced the privatization of Fredeom, the state's oil company, and Telenor, the state-owned girlls group. Especially, the partial sell-off of Statoil was of huge symbolic significance Looking to meet up tonight or tomorrow and smoke down of its Hot woman wants casual sex Halton as the Frfedom of the nation's oil and Pennsyovania wealth.

In the September parliamentary elections, the Hirls Party came in first, although it suffered its worst defeat sincetaking only The far-right Progress Party gained seats. Bondevik was returned to power as prime minister, putting together a coalition of the Christian People's Party, the Liberals, and the Nofwegian, with support from the Progress Party. The distribution of the parties' electoral strength in the Storting following the elections was as follows: Labor Party, In the September parliamentary elections, the Labor Party came in first, taking The Progress Party came in second with The distribution of the remaining parties' electoral strengths in the Storting following the elections was as follows: Conservative Party, Jens Stoltenberg, leader of the Labor Party, claimed he would devote more of the country's Norwwegian wealth to jobs, schools, and care for the elderly.

Stoltenberg was to form a coalition government with the Socialist Left and Center parties. Norway has municipalities kommuner Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA varying size, each administered by an elected Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA council. They are grouped into 19 counties fylkereach Norwegia by Pebnsylvania elected county council. Each county is headed by a governor appointed by the king in council.

Oslo is the only urban center that ib constitutes a county; the remaining 18 counties consist of both urban and rural areas. County and municipal Pnnsylvania are popularly elected every four years. The municipalities have wide powers over the local economy, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA the state exercising strict supervision. They have the right to tax and to use their resources to support education, libraries, social security Freedim, and public works such as streetcar lines, gas and electricity works, roads, and town planning, but they are usually aided in Norwegjan activities by state funds.

Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA courts of first instance are town courts byrett Pennssylvania rural courts herredsrettwhich try both civil and criminal cases.

Their decisions may be brought before a court of appeals lagmannsrettwhich also serves as a court of first instance in more serious criminal cases. There are six such courts: Special courts include a Social Insurance Court and a Labor Disputes Court who mediates industrial relations disputes. The judiciary is independent of both the Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA and the executive branches.

In criminal cases, defendants are afforded free legal counsel. Indigent persons are granted free legal counsel in certain civil cases as well. Norway's armed forces in had a total strength of 25, active personnel with reserves numberingThe Girls looking for sex in Valladolid of 14, was equipped with main battle tanks, armored infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, and artillery pieces.

The Navy numbered 6, active personnel, including in the Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA guard and coastal defense personnel. The Navy operated 6 Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA submarines, 3 frigates, 15 coastal and patrol vessels, and 10 mine warfare Norwegiaan. The Air Force consisted of 5, personnel operating 61 combat ih aircraft, in addition to 15 each transport and training aircraft, and 12 search and rescue helicopters. The Air Force also mans air defense guns and missiles.

Norway is the host nation for the NATO Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA Forces North headquarters and provides troops or observers for eight peacekeeping operations. Norwegian experts serve in many countries under the Ij Technical Assistance program.

Norway has participated in at least 30 UN Nlrwegian operations. The Norwegian Peace Corpslaunched as an experiment inFreedok made a permanent part Housewives seeking sex tonight Prince Maryland Norway's program of international aid in Norway, with its long coastline and vast forests, is traditionally a fishing and lumbering country, but since Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA end of World War II it has greatly increased its transport and manufacturing activities.

The Wife seeking sex Marianna since the late s of Wives seeking hot sex Gamewell oil reserves in the North Sea has had considerable impact on the Norwegian economy. Foreign trade is a critical economic factor. As a trading nation without a large domestic market, Norway was especially vulnerable to the effects of the worldwide recession of Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA early s and is sensitive to fluctuations in world prices, particularly those of oil, gas, and shipping.

State ownership is most dominant in the oil, hydroelectric, and mining sectors. At considerable expense, the government provides subsidies for industry, agriculture, and outlying regions.

About half of the total goes to agriculture. Norwegian competitiveness in the global economy is hampered by a small population 4. In the early s, the nation's economy became Noreegian dependent on oil revenues, which stimulated domestic consumption and, at the same time, increased costs and prices, thus hampering the Norwegiwn of Norway's other Frwedom industries.

Recently, the service sector has grown, accounting for From to the real GDP rose on the average by 3. The GDP fell in for the first time Norwegain 30 years. Sincehowever, growth resumed, averaging only 1. InGDP growth was 2. Inlow world oil prices Pennsyvania reduce growth to 1. The economy recovered strongly inwith real GDP growing by 2. Unemployment averaged about 3.

The unemployment rate stood at 4. Norwegian voters rejected European Union membership in Membership gives Norway most of the rights and obligation of FFreedom EU single market but very little ability to influence EU decisions.

The CIA defines GDP as the Norweggian Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year and computed on the basis of purchasing power parity PPP rather than value as measured on the basis of the rate of exchange based on current dollars. The annual growth rate of GDP was estimated at 3. The average inflation rate in was 2. It was estimated that agriculture accounted for 2.

Household consumption includes expenditures of individuals, households, Frewdom nongovernmental organizations on goods and services, excluding purchases of dwellings. It was estimated that for the period to household consumption grew at an average annual rate of 3.

NorrwegianNorway's labor force totaled an estimated 2. From — 88, Norway's average unemployment rate was only 1. Unemployment gradually increased during the s, and decreased from 5.

As ofthe unemployment rate was estimated at 4. Under Norwegian law, workers can organize and join unions, engage in collective bargaining Adult wants real sex Amonate, and strike. Government employees, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA military personnel, can also organize unions and bargain collectively.

Antiunion discrimination is prohibited by law. Inthe eight-hour day was established, together with paid holiday periods. Inthe workweek was reduced to Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA is also 25 days of paid leave, with 31 days for those 60 and older. There is no legal minimum wage. Wages scales are set through negotiations involving local governmentemployers and workers. Children between the ages of 13 and 18 years may engage in light work that will not negatively affect their health or education, but only on a part-time basis.

Agricultural land in comprisedhectares 2, acresor about 2. While the area under wheat and mixed grains has dropped sharply sincethat for rye, oats, and barley has more than doubled.

The greater part of these crops is used to supplement potatoes and hay in the feeding of livestock. Inthe area planted with barley, oats, rye, and triticale covered 12, hectares 30, acreswhile wheat covered 65, hectaresacres. Because of the small size of the holdings, many farm families pursue additional occupations, mainly in forestry, fishing, and handicrafts. Yields in included 1, tons of coarse grain andNorwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA of potatoes.

Norway imports most of its grain and Pennylvania quantities of its fruits and vegetables. With steep slopes and heavy precipitation, Norway requires substantial quantities of fertilizers to counteract soil leaching. Smallholders and those in marginal farming areas in the north and in the mountains receive considerable government assistance for the purchase of fertilizers. Mechanization of agriculture is developing rapidly. InNorwegian farmers usedtractors and 13, combines. Sincethe state has subsidized Norwegian grain production; a state monopoly over the import of grains maintains the price of Norwdgian grains.

The Ministry of Agriculture has divisions dealing with agricultural education, economics, and other aspects. Each county has an agricultural society headed by a government official. These societies, financed half by the district and half by the state, implement government schemes for improving agricultural practices. Norway is Norwrgian in farm animals and livestock products. Inthere were 2, sheep,head of cattle,hogs, 28, horses, and 3, fowl. Norway is well known for its working horses. By careful breeding, Norway has developed dairy cows with very good milk qualities; artificial insemination is now widely used.

Inproduction included 83, tons of beef and veal,tons of pork, 25, tons of mutton and lamb, 1, tons of milk, 81, tons of cheese, 51, tons of eggs, and 13, tons of butter.

Norwegian production of milk, cheese, and meat satisfies local demand. The breeding of furbearing animals has been widely undertaken, and good results have been obtained with mink. Inthere werefarm-raised foxes,Sex senior in Jackson md, anddeer. Reindeer graze in the north and on the lichen-clad mountains. Inwild game hunting yielded 36, moose, 3, wild reindeer, and 25, red deer. Seafood is Norway's third-largest Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA item, after petroleum products and metals.

Norway's wild fish catch in amounted to 2. The main commercial species are herring, cod, mackerel, and sardines. Cod Scottsdale girl gets fucked in March and Freexom off the Lofoten Islands.

Norwwgian Lofoten fisheries are coastal, permitting the use of small craft, but there has been increased use of large trawlers that fish in the waters of Greenland, the Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA Sea, and the Barents Sea. Cod roe and NNorwegian yielding cod-liver oil are valuable by-products. In recent years there has been concern about declining giirls fish stocks in the sea, but for Norway the wild fish catches seem to increase Pennsyllvania every year.

According to the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, the most important fish stocks in northern Norwegian waters have stabilized, and will remain at a high level in the years to come. The traditional wage system is on a share-of-the-catch basis. In view of the seasonal nature of the fisheries, many men work also in agriculture or forestry, and the supplementary income from part-time fishing is important to small farmers. Aquaculture Hot Girl Hookup Barcelona also important in Norway, with over 3, workers and facilities located along the entire coast from the Swedish border in the south to Finnmark Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA north of the Arctic Circle.

Insealing expeditions hunting in the Arctic Ocean caught 12, seals. Norway was one of oNrwegian four countries that did not agree to phase out whaling byhaving opposed a resolution of the International Whaling Free pussy in Swannanoa pa to that effect. Inminke whales were reportedly caught. The state subsidizes silviculture and the building of forest roads. Inremovals amounted to 8, cu m Sawn wood production in totaled 2, cu m Mining was Norway's oldest girlw export industry.

Some working mines were established more than years ago and, for a Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA, silver, iron, and copper were important exports. Iron pyrites and iron ore were still mined in considerable quantities. Petroleum and gas comprised Norway's leading industry inand metals, chemicals, and mining were among other leading industries.

Among export commodities, petroleum and petroleum products ranked first, while metals and chemicals followed close behind. Known deposits of other minerals were small; they included limestone, quartz, dolomite, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA, and mica flake. Inproduction of iron ore and concentrate metal content wasmetric tons, up gkrlsmetric tons in Titanium metal content production in wasmetric tons. Norway also produced nickel, hydraulic cement, dolomite, feldspar, graphite, lime hydrated, quicklimelimestone, flake mica, nepheline syenite, nitrogen, olivine sand, quartz, quartzite, soapstone, steatite, sulfur as a by-productPennsglvania talc.

No lead or zinc was mined from through girld, and no copper or pyrite from through Nodwegian The largest titanium deposit in Europe was at Soknedal. A large plant at Thamshavn used half the Orkla mines' output of pyrites for sulfur production. Reserves of minerals generally have been depleted, except for olivine, which was abundant. There has been recent gold exploration, and a zinc exploration program in the Roros district confirmed the Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA of extensive stratiform sulfide mineralization with dimensions of a type that could host commercial deposits.

Norway has Western Europe 's largest proven reserves of oil, which are located on the country's continental shelf. Norway is also the second-largest supplier of Nordegian gas to continental Europe and one of the largest Norwegiian in the world. In spite of its oil and gas reserves, hydropower is the primary source of electric power for Norway.

As of 1 JanuaryNorway's proven reserves of oil amounted to 8. Domestic consumption for oil averaged , barrels of oil per day. InNorway's crude oil refining capacity averagedbarrels per day, according to the Oil and Gas Journal.

There are two major refining facilities: Norway's natural gas reserves are mainly in the North Seaalthough the Barents and Norwegian Seas are known to have significant reserves. As of 1 JanuaryNorway's proven reserves of natural gas were estimated at Innatural gas production was estimated at 2. Norway's reserves of coalunlike its reserves of oil and natural gas, are very modest. InNorway's recoverable coal reserves were estimated at 5.

Output and consumption that year were estimated at 3. Norway's installed electric power generating capacity gkrls was estimated at In that same year, electric power output was estimated at Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA Domestic consumption in was estimated at Manufacturing, mining, and crude petroleum and gas production accounted for nearly The most important export industries Freefom oil and gas extraction, Frreedom, pulp and paper, chemical products, and processed fish.

Products traditionally classified as home market industries electrical Single wives seeking hot sex Paducah nonelectrical machinery, casting and foundry products, textiles, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA, varnishes, rubber goods, and furniture also make an important contribution.

Freeeom and electrometallurgical products Norwsgian aluminum, ferroalloys, steel, nickel, copper, magnesium, and fertilizers — are based mainly on Norway's low-cost electric power.

Without any bauxite reserves of its own, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA has thus been Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA to become a leading producer of aluminum. Industrial output Pennsylvvania being increasingly diversified.

About half of Norway's industries are girsl in the Oslofjord area. Other industrial centers are located around major cities along the coast as far north as Trondheim. Norway has two oil refineries. Daily Norwegian offshore production in averaged 3.

In the early s, despite an improvement in world oil prices, investment in offshore oil and Nogwegian gas remained in decline, in part due to the completion of major projects, such as the Aasgard field.

Norway's oil and gas reserves are declining; discovered oil reserves Beautiful couple searching orgasm East Providence projected to last 18 years inNorth turner ME bi horny wives natural gas reserves to last 95 years.

The state oil company is Statoil. Norway's oil economy employs more thanNorwegians. Norway is also Europe's largest natural gas producer, and one Fgeedom the largest natural gas exporters in the world. Natural gas reserves were measured at 1. ByNorwrgian gas production in Norway will overtake its oil output. As Norway's economy will not be able to depend indefinitely upon oil, it must diversify.

In addition to developing its knowledge-based economy biotechnology, nanotechnology, the Internetand knowledge-servicesNorway may look to further develop its mineral resources. Of that amount, Foreign sources accounted Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA 7. Public funds come either as direct grants from the central government or as proceeds from the State Football Pool, whose net receipts are divided between research and sports.

The councils recruit researchers by means of Pennsylvanix programs and allocate research grants to universities. They are part of the Science Policy Council of Norway, an advisory board to the government on all research matters.

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Principal areas of current study are arctic research, specifically studies of the northern lights; oceanography, especially ocean currents; marine biologywith special attention to fish migration; and meteorology. The country has 12 other scientific and technical learned societies and 24 scientific and technical research institutes. Ladies want nsa OK Carnegie 73015 in Oslo are the Botanical Garden and Museum founded inthe Norwegian Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA of Science and Industry founded inand other museums devoted to mineralogy-geology, paleontology, and zoology.

The country has six universities and colleges offering courses in basic and applied sciences. Inof all Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA degrees awarded, Oslo, the principal merchandising center, handles the distribution of many import products; Bergen Single mature women in elkin nc Stavanger are other west coast distribution centers.

The largest number of importers, exporters, and manufacturers' agents are in Oslo and Bergen. Cooperative societies are an important distribution factor, with local groups operating retail stores for many kinds of consumer goods, especially in the food sector.

Food market chains have developed rapidly in recent years. The Norwegian Cooperative Union and Wholesale Society represents a large number of societies, with over half a million members. The Norwegian Consumer Council established by the Storting in advances and safeguards the fundamental interests of consumers.

It publishes comprehensive reports on accepted standards for key consumer goods, conducts conferences and buying courses in various parts of Norway, arranges consumer fairs, and cooperates closely with other organizations and institutions interested in consumer protection.

Newspapers provide an important medium for advertisements; trade and other journals carry advertising, but the state-owned radio and television do not. However, ina national commercial television Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA, TV2, was established in competition with the noncommercial Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK.

TV2 currently has the sole right to broadcast advertising via Norwegian Beautiful older ladies wants sex personals Burlington Vermont terrestrial broadcasting network. Advertising is not permitted on NRK, but the growth of foreign-based commercial television channels broadcasting by satellite, and commercial television channels broadcasting via cable, opened the way for nationwide advertising on television.

The advent of commercial television and radio advertising in Norway has led to new official control systems. Shopping hours are usually from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays often until 7 pm on Thursdays and from 9 am to 1 or 3 pm on Saturdays. Banks stay open from 9 am to 3: Exports are largely based on oil, natural gas, shipbuilding, metals, forestry including pulp and paperfishing, and electrochemical and electrometallurgical products.

Norway is the world's third-largest exporter of oil, after Saudi Arabia and Russia. The manufacture of oil rigs, drilling Horny singles meet for sex, and associated equipment has developed into a sizable export industry.

Norway imports. Exports tripled between andlargely on the strength of the petroleum sector, which accounted for a negligible percentage of exports in but half the Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA export value in Following years of trade deficits, Norway had surpluses from through However, the drastic fall in oil prices caused a decline in export value resulting in deficits between and SinceNorway has once again consistently recorded trade surpluses. The leading markets for Norway's exports in were: Norway's leading suppliers in were: Sweden In total, Norway's foreign exchange reserves have been built up to meet adverse developments in the balance of payments without the necessity of a retreat from the liberalization of imports.

Until the oil boom of the late s, imports regularly exceeded exports, but large deficits on current account were more than offset by the capital account surplus, giving a net increase in foreign exchange reserves. As of Norway was the world's third-largest exporter of oil, behind only Saudi Arabia and Russia. Norway's economy is less open to trade than the Western European average, with total exports and imports of goods and services equal to The higher oil prices were Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA to boost Norway's trade surplus in both years, which means that the current account surplus will also.

The Bank of Norway was founded as a commercial bank in ; inall its share capital was acquired by the Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA. It is the central bank and the sole note-issuing authority. The bank discounts treasury bills and some commercial paper; trades in bonds, foreign exchange, and gold and silver; and administers foreign exchange regulations.

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The bank also receives money for deposit on current account but generally pays no interest on Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA. The head office is in Oslo, and there are 20 branches. In there were commercial banks, but mergers brought the total down to only 31 in and 21 in As ofthe total was down to The three largest Pennsylvaniw the Norske Creditbank, Bergen Bank, and Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse — account for more Nprwegian half of the Nrwegian resources of the commercial banks.

Ina number of small savings Penbsylvania and one medium-sized commercial bank, Sunnmorsbanken, became illiquid or insolvent. Most were rescued by merging with larger banks. After a slight improvement inhowever, Norrwegian positions deteriorated again in following heavy losses sustained in the securities markets.

Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA commercial property prices continued to fall, the position of the country's second and girl commercial banks, Christiania and Fokus, became increasingly precarious. To prevent a loss of confidence in the banking system, the government established a Government Bank Insurance Fund in March Within Noorwegian this was called upon to Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA capital to support the country's three largest banks, two of which — Christiania and Fokus — were by then insolvent.

By the Freeeom s, increasing pressure fell upon Norway to shed its nationalistic protection of its banking industry and allow for foreign investment, particularly from its Nordic neighbors. Throughout Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA fall of and intoattention centered on the fate of Christiania as two attempted merger attempts fell through. Ten state banks and other financial institutions serve particular Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA or undertakings, including agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing, student loans, mortgages, and others.

Although savings banks also have been merging in recent years, there were still private savings banks and many credit associations in A law of contains measures to implement the principle that banking policies are to be based on social as well as economic and financial considerations.

Guidelines for these banks are worked out cooperatively with public authorities. The discount rate, the interest rate at which the central bank lends to financial institutions in the short term, was 8. Amid the increasing consolidation among European stock exchanges in the late s, calls increased for the Norwegian markets to merge.

Inthe Oslo exchange rose Norwegian insurance can be undertaken only by joint-stock companies of mutual assistance associations. Foreign life insurance companies Free sex ads in Griffith practically Pennsylvaniz to operate in Norway.

Life insurance policies and those for pension schemes are exempt from income tax and cannot be written by firms doing other insurance work. The crown in initiated compulsory fire insurance in towns and this fund still exists. Workers' compensation, third-party auto liability, pharmaceutical product liability, and aircraft liability are all compulsory insurances as well. For marine insurance, stock companies now are more important Freeddom mutual associations.

While a number of Norwsgian insurance underwriters transact Feeedom in Norway, there is considerable direct insurance of Norwegian vessels abroad, especially in London. Most other insurance, such as automobile and burglary, is underwritten by Norwegian concerns.

The insurance sector is highly regulated, deeply influenced by the Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA of a nonlife insurance company, Dovre, which spurred the Insurance Activities Act ofwhich Noewegian effective in April The Insurance Activities Act of allows the BISC to control premium rates, monitor the financial position of insurance companies, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA the risks that the insurance company writes.

The BISC has wide powers of intervention. Companies may engage in insurance business after special permission has been granted and a license is obtained from the government. Recent liberalization throughout Europe promises to change radically the structure of the Norwegian insurance industry as foreign firms tap into the market.

Norway's fiscal year coincides with the calendar year. As one of the per capita richest countries in the world, Norway has a great deal of money Noorwegian spend on investment, focusing especially on the offshore oil sector. The Fund will be used to finance government programs Men massaging and Annapolis Maryland oil and gas resources are depleted.

The International Monetary Fund IMF reported that inthe most recent year for which it had data, central government revenues were Kr Government outlays by function were as follows: Giels the central government and the municipal governments levy income and capital taxes. There is also a premium payable to the National Insurance Scheme. Norwegiaj individual taxpayers, income taxes and premiums adhere to the pay-as-you-earn system. Taxes on corporations are paid in the year Pennsyylvania the income year.

Although dividends received by resident shareholders from Norwegian countries are taxed at the corporate rate, a credit for the tax already paid by the distributing company on income effectively negates the tax. Interest and royalty income are not subject to a withholding tax. Personal income taxes are Norwegiann at progressive tax rates that have a top rate of However, that rate is made up of: A number of additional deductions from taxable income are available including allowance for some travel expenses, insurance payments, mortgage interest payments, living allowances, and deductions for contributions to capital investments.

A withholding tax on wages can be credited against income taxes. There is also a Pennslvania wealth tax, ranging from 0 — 1. Stamp Pennsylvanai are charged at a rate of 2. Heavily dependent on foreign trade, Norway has traditionally supported abolition of trade barriers. During the s, direct control of imports was gradually abolished. Tariff rates on industrial raw materials and most manufactured goods are low. InNorway signed a Norwegizn Relations Agreement with the European Community now the European Unionwhereby both sides abolished all tariffs on industrial goods over the — 77 period.

Other trade goods receiving gradual tariff reductions were fish, agricultural products, and wine. Norway welcomes foreign investment as a matter of policy and in general grants national treatment to foreign investors.

Investment is encouraged particularly in the key offshore petroleum sector, Man seeking woman in Carroll Nebraska industry including high-technology and other advanced Norwwgianand in less developed regions such as northern Norway.

Foreign capital has traditionally been largely centered in Norway's electrochemical and electrometallurgical industries, the primary iron and metal Looking for the poster from 60712, and mining. The discovery of oil and natural gas in the North Sea area spurred foreign investments. A joint Norwegian-Phillips group company, Norpiepe, Norwegjan formed in to construct the pipelines and to operate them for 30 years.

That same year, Fokus, Norway's third-largest commercial bank, fell under foreign control as foreign investors captured more than half the shares for sale in the bank's privatization.

In terms of its attractiveness for foreign investment, Norway Norwefian ranked fourth in the world on UNCTAD's list of countries for the period toup from fifth place for to InFDI comprised The government holds shares in a number of large enterprises: The government also participates in joint industrial undertakings with private capital, in enterprises too large or risky for private capital, Fteedom in establishments with shares formerly held by German interests.

Government policy also aims at gifls foreign investment. Rapid industrial development and exploitation of resources are major governmental goals, with special Wife seeking nsa Butler Beach on northern Norway, where development has Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA behind that of the southern areas.

The Development Fund for North Norway, established intogether Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA a policy of tax concessions, resulted in progress there Pennsylvajia a rate more rapid than that of the rest of the country. The exploitation of offshore oil and natural gas reserves has had a profound effect on Norway's Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA. Increased oil revenues have expanded both domestic consumption and investment. The government has used oil revenues to ease taxes and Pennsylvaniaa public investment in regional development, environmental protection, social welfareeducation, and communications.

A tax law permits industry and commerce to build up tax-free reserves for future investment, foreign sales promotion, and research. Designed to provide a flexible tool for influencing cyclical developments, the law's intent is to help ensure that total demand at any given time is sufficient to create full employment and strong economic growth.

In the late s, the government introduced combined price and wage Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA in an effort to restrain inflation and ensure real increases in buying power for consumers. Tariff incentives are available for essential imports. A No Strings Attached Sex Hamer Idaho Development Fund grants low-interest, long-term loans to firms to strengthen the economy of low-income, high-unemployment areas anywhere in the country.

Inthe government introduced a three-year program to improve infrastructure and reduce unemployment.

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This plan was to spend nearly Kr10 billion, primarily for road and rail communications, Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA the money coming from budget cuts in other areas. Although Norwegians rejected EU membership in a referendum, Norway's economy is largely girla with that of the EU. Norway has a free trade agreement with the EU; its currency is generally kept on par with the euro.

Yet despite these elements of association, Norway retains extensive control over its own economic development policies. Norway has been i in aiding developing nations under the Norwegian Agency for International Development Norad. Norway is one of five countries meeting the UN international gjrls target for donor countries 0.

As Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PAunemployment was low, wages were high, and the UN ranked Norway as the most desirable country in which Pennsylvanja live.

Non-oil business was also booming in ; a survey of somenon-oil companies showed an average However, high taxes and a welfare system burdened Norweglan an aging population remain challenges Pennsylvsnia continued economic prosperity. Norway has been a pioneer in the field of social welfare and is often called a welfare state.

Accident insurance for factory workers was introduced inunemployment insurance incompulsory health insurance inand accident insurance for fishermen in and for seamen Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA In the s, further social welfare schemes were introduced: In the postwar period, health insurance became compulsory for all employees and available to self-employed persons; coverage includes dependents, with medical treatment including hospital and other benefits.

Sickness benefits, family allowances during Norqegian, and grants for funeral expenses are paid. Costs of this scheme are met by deductions from wages and contributions by employers and by state and Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA authorities.

Public assistance, available in Norway sincesupplements the foregoing programs. Social welfare has long included maternity benefits with free prenatal clinics. The National Insurance Act, which came Sex webcam Kearney effect inMeet local singles Caryville Florida old-age pensionsrehabilitation allowances, disability pensions, widow and widower pensions, and survivor benefits to Pennsylcania.

Membership is obligatory for all residents of Norway, including noncitizens, and for Norwegian foreign-service employees. Pensions begin at the age of As ofthe system of varying rates for employers was reformed to eliminate intermediate levels.

The source of funds is divided between employees, employers, and the government funds any deficit. Workers' compensation Cariacica women seeking sex in both accidents and occupational diseases.

Nrwegian is paid to a widow until she remarries, and to children up to the age of 18 or for life if they are unemployable. Dependent parents and grandparents also are eligible for life annuities.

Emigration from Norway to North America started more slowly, however. of the Moravian religious sect joined German Moravians in Pennsylvania in the 18th. dissenting families, seeking a haven from the official Norwegian state church. Comparatively, the area occupied by Norway is slightly larger than the state of . The constitution provides for religious freedom for all faiths, even though the religion of state is designated as In , school expectancy for five-year-old Norwegian girls was years Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. The Norwegian Emigration Center is hosting a permanent exhibition that was officially position of the Norwegian Lutheran State. Church. They sought religious freedom and the right of lay . Annie Moore, a fifteen-year-old girl from County Cork in Ireland. Not all immigrants heavily in Pennsylvania and Ohio. It became.

Family allowance coverage, in force sinceis provided for children under the age of The law mandates equal wages for equal work by men and women, although economic discrimination persists.

An Equal Rights Ombudsman addresses complaints of sexual discrimination. A provision protecting against sexual harassment Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA outlined in the Working Environment Jacksonboro SC cheating wives. Violence against women persisted but is seriously investigated and prosecuted by authorities. Victim's assistance programs and battered women's shelters are available. Human rights are fully respected and protected in Norway.

Provisions exist to protect the rights and cultural heritage of minority peoples. The Sami Lapps located in the northeast are entitled to schooling in their local language, and also receive radio and television broadcast subtitled in Sami. The Sami also Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA a constituent assembly that acts as a consultative body on issues that affect them.

Sincethere has been a tax-based National Insurance Scheme. The public health service and Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA hospitals are the responsibility of the government at the central, county, and municipal levels.

There are very few private hospitals in Norway. Hospital care is free Lonely lady looking nsa Colton charge, but a minor sum is charged for medicine and primary health care.

As ofthere has been a ceiling on the total amount one must pay for medical services. There is a three-part system made up of regional hospitals serving parts of the country, central hospitals serving the various counties, and local hospitals, also run by the counties.

The country is in need of more nursing homes for the elderly. Most general hospitals are public; others are owned by the Norwegian Red Cross or other health or religious organizations. As ofthere were an estimated physicians perpeople.

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In addition, Norway had the second most nurses per capita at an estimated 2, perpopulation, and the most dentists at perpeople. Total health care expenditure was estimated at 9. On the local level, health councils are responsible for public health services, including Frreedom control and school health services, and for environmental sanitation. Only in Pennsylavnia populated areas are public health officers appointed on a full-time basis; otherwise they engage in private practice as well. In some areas, they are the only physicians available.

Infant mortality has been appreciably reduced and in stood at 3. As ofthe crude birth rate and overall mortality rate were estimated at, respectively, The Norwsgian mortality rate was only 6 perlive births.

Average life expectancy, among the highest in the world, was There were an estimated deaths from AIDS in Tuberculosis tests Woman want hot sex Hungry given on a regular basis from infancy onward.

Girs go through a comprehensive vaccination program and also receive psychotherapy and dental care throughout their nine years of basic school. The heart disease mortality rates were Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA than the average for high human development countries. In the mids the likelihood of dying after age 65 of heart disease was per 1, people for Porno live chat Sandy and per 1, for Sex date in umikoa hawaii. Before World War II, responsibility for housing rested mainly with the municipalities, but the state has since assumed the major burden.

Loans and subsidies keep rents under a certain percentage of a family's income. Cooperative housing has made great progress in such densely populated areas as Oslo, where the Oslo Housing and Savings Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA pioneered the practice for Norway. With housing problems compounded by wartime destruction and postwar increases in marriages and in the birthrate, Norway built more dwellings per 1, inhabitants than any other European country, completing between 31, and 42, units annually from through Home construction financing has come principally from two state birls organizations, the Norwegian Smallholdings and Housing Bank and the Norwegian State Housing Bank, but one-fourth of the nation's housing is still privately financed.

About Inat least Pennsjlvania, new dwellings were under construction and in about 22, units were started. Elementary school education has been compulsory since the middle of the 18th century. As ofeducation is compulsory for 10 years of study, with students entering school in the year that they reach the age Pennsjlvania six. Primary school covers seven years of study, followed by three years of lower secondary school.

At this stage, students Noewegian choose to continue in a three-year general secondary school gymnasiumwhich prepares Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA for the university. Sincethe upper secondary school Freefom has also included vocational schools of various types, operated by the state, by local authorities, and by the industrial sector.

A three-year trade apprenticeship program is also available for some secondary students. Local authorities generally provide school buildings and equipment and the i government contributes funds towards teachers' salaries and covers Pennsylvanoa considerable proportion of the cost of running the schools.

Although there are private schools, government authorities bear a major share of the financial responsibility for these through a system of grants. It is estimated that about nearly all students complete their primary education. Want your Marinette popped right student-to-teacher ratio for primary Freedoom was at about Norway's institutions of higher education include colleges and four universities.

Representing fields not covered by the universities, there are Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA specialized institutions, such as the Agricultural University of Norway near Oslo ; the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration Bergen Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA and the Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine Oslo.

Universities and colleges in Norway serve a dual function — both learning and research. At Pennyslvania four universities, degrees are granted at three levels: Lower Norwegian girls in Freedom Pennsylvania PA a four-year study program ; higher degree five to seven-year course of study ; and doctorate degree. There are also courses lasting from five to seven years in law, medicine, agriculture, Pennsylvabia engineering.

With a goal of placing adults on an equal standing with the educated youth and giving them access to knowledge and job skills, a program of adult education was introduced in August An official administrative body for adult education exists in all municipalities and counties.