And the third one is about norway as a noble outsider

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Unformatted text preview: o live. Another myth tells about the Norwegian “goodness regime” as an international sponsor for sustainable development and peace. And the third one is about Norway as a “noble outsider”, which does not accept its politics to be conducted in a cynical, real power sort of way. Norway has a small economy, but one of great importance. After the Second World War, 1 Aftenposten. Available on <www.aftenposten.no>, May 9, 2008. GDP as PPP (Purchasing Power Parities), USD in 2006: Luxembourg: USD 69.246; USA: USD 44.155; Norway: USD 43.579; Ireland: USD 41.925; Iceland: USD 38.885. Source: United Nations Statistic Division. 2 4 © Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in Europe as well as in the rest of the world became a central concern of Norwegian foreign policy. Norway, thus, became one of the founders of the UN in 1945, of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC) in 1948, (which is today the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]), and of the Council of Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1949....
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