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Towards Independence for Greenland?

It has taken many years of negotiations, but on next Wednesday, 25 November 2008, the people of Greenland will finally get the opportunity to decide in a referendum whether the current system of self-administration under the Kingdom of Denmark, should extend to autonomy also in determining economic and foreign policy, and gradually in complete independence from Denmark. Greenland is the largest island in the world, but its northerly location means that is very isolated. Although large in size, it is still colonized by Denmark, the largest remaining European colonial power. The answer to the issue of potential independence of Greenland…