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Iceland is a small, sparsely-populated island in the North Atlantic Ocean. One of the oldest republics in the world, it was in the Norwegian, and later Danish, spheres of influence before acquiring complete autonomy during World War II. It is one of very few nations in the world without armed forces. The capital and largest city is Reykjavik.

Iceland in The Two GeorgesEdit

Iceland was part of Denmark's modest empire.[1]

Iceland in WorldwarEdit

Iceland was in a personal union with the King of Denmark until Denmark was conquered by Germany at the beginning of World War II, at which point the island was occupied by the Allied Forces. Under the terms of the Peace of Cairo in 1944, the island was jointly administered by the United States and Canada.


  1. Map The Two Georges, frontispiece. Iceland is not relevant to the plot of the novel.