Iceland - Iceland is actually green, Groenland is the icy one. Iceland was colonized by Norsemen, and genetic analyses show that most of the population also has Irish ancestry, as many female slaves were brought from Ireland by the Vikings. Iceland was part of Norway until it passed to the crown of Denmark when those countries were united under the Kalmar Union in the Middle Ages. Denmark retained Iceland until WW2, when Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany and Iceland became independent. The largest immigrant group in Iceland is Polish people.
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