Denmark

  • Polar Bear Fountain, Peace Palace, The Hague

    Polar Bear Fountain

    August 21, 2017

    On 28 September 1909 Arnold Krog, the artistic director of the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, left his rooms in Hotel Des Indes for the Peace Palace carrying the design of a fountain. He informed the executive architect of the Peace Palace and the Carnegie Foundation that this would be the Danish gift to the Peace […]

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  • The Polar Bear Fountain, Peace Palace, The Hague

    Polar Bear Fountain

    August 21, 2017

    On 28 September 1909 Arnold Krog, the artistic director of the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, left his rooms in Hotel Des Indes for the Peace Palace carrying the design of a fountain. He informed the executive architect of the Peace Palace and the Carnegie Foundation that this would be the Danish gift to the Peace […]

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  • F.N.s Observatorer vogter Freden (U.N. Peacekeepers)

    June 12, 2013

    Danish Poster to inform the public about the Peace keeping works of the United Nations. Image: In the front an United Nations observer with a binocular. In the background several UN-observers with a white flag.

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  • Hans Island

    Hans Island : Crisis in the Arctic?

    February 23, 2012

    Compared with other regions on the planet, the Arctic is warming faster. More of the Arctic is free of ice for longer periods. The possibilities for exploitation of natural resources and for control over Northern shipping lanes have prompted countries’ renewed interest in their competing claims to the region. Recently, Denmark (for Greenland) and Canada have clashed over their claims to a small, barren rock known as Hans Island.

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  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

    Equality in the Line of Succession

    February 26, 2010

    Gender equality legislation is sweeping the world. Constitutions and laws have been recognized by women’s rights activists as important instruments through which decision-making, influence and power are organized and exercised. In a few western countries these changes even touched a very ancient and traditional institution of government which over the centuries has preferably been reserved for males, that is, the institution of monarchy.

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