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Transcript of Norway
Like most countries, Norway has many laws. Laws on tobacco, animals, alcohol, and importation of goods. Animals such as dogs and cats must have a pet passport, a rabies vaccination, and ID marking. Prohibitive imports include weapons, fireworks, potatoes, exotic animals and illegal drugs.
Norway has a population of 4.6million people with Oslo, the capital, accounting for 795 thousand people. The economy of Norway is comprised of three primary sectors; 1. industrial, 2. diverse exports and 3. agriculture. Norway's principal agricultural items are barley, wheat, potatoes, pork and fish.
Norway is modern like most countries today, but has kept it's traditions and culture in mind. They continue to tell folklore. A popular one is about trolls. They have festive occasions, perform dances, sing while wearing traditional costumes.
In the year 1814 Norway became a constitutional monarchy and is governed under a constitution. What is a monarch? A monarch is a sovereign head of state, like a king, queen, or emperor. In Norway the prime minister is appointed by the monarch with the approval of the Parliament. The members of the 169- seat Parliment are elected to four- year terms.
The U.S. is a democracy made up of two primary parties, democratic and republican.
Culture in the U.S.
In the U.S. the Constitution sets out the boundaries of federal law, which consists of acts of Congress.
Norway is located in Europe, bordered by Finland, Russia, Skagerrak Strait, and Denmark. Norway is also one of the Scandinavian countries that includes Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. The capital of Norway is Oslo. It is known for fjords and incredible scenery and is the most successful country in the Winter Olympics.
Traditional Norwegian clothing
Traditional First Day of Christmas feast
The United States is an economy of diverse nationalities, races, business and labor organizations, and social institutions.
The U.S. has many of its own traditions. We celebrate when someone has made a mark in history or landmark events.
New York Stock Exchange
Norway's Oil Industry
Norway's Royal Family
Coat of Arms of the Kings of Norway
Just like many other countries Norway has laws, an economy, and a government. Norway has its own language as well. It is an amazing place to visit and has an incredible scenery.
United States V.S. Norway