Newspapers in Greenland
Greenland has two newspapers. The largest is bilingual AG, which came to 1952
through a merger of Atuagagdliutit and the Danish-speaking Greenland Post. AG
comes out with two issues per week and has an edition of about 4,000 copies.
(1998). The weekly Sermitsiak has about the same edition.
Greenland Radio, established in 1942 and financed by the Danish state, is
responsible for daily, bilingual radio news and since 1982 for TV news in
Greenlandic twice a week, the latter as a complement to banded TV news from
Denmark's Radio. There are 482 radio and 410 TV receivers per 1,000 residents
In the 20th century
At the beginning of the First World War, the USA
initially pursued a policy of neutrality with the aim of
mediation. However, when Germany resumed unrestricted
submarine warfare in 1917, the United States entered the
war on the side of the Allies. The USA's accession to
the League of Nations (Versailles Treaty) in 1920 as a
result of the war failed due to internal political
In the 1920s, the country experienced major economic and
social problems. Religious fundamentalism and racial
hatred shaped the intellectual climate. The global
economic crisis of 1929-1932 also reached the USA.
Industrial production shrank to 58% within a few years.
After the rise of National Socialism in Germany and
fascism in Italy, President Roosevelt tried in 1939/40
to support the Western democracies in the fight against
fascism. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on
December 7, 1941, the United States decided to join the
Second World War.
After the Second World War until today
With the end of the Second World War, the USA had
established its position as a world political and
economic power. The time after that is marked by
numerous military and political conflicts with countries
around the globe. Under President Harry S. Truman, the
East-West conflict on the Cold War intensified at the
end of the 1940s. In terms of foreign and domestic
politics, the USA has since then pursued a strongly
anti-communist stance. The CIA supported an invasion of
Cubans in exile against Fidel Castro's revolutionary
regime in Cuba. The uprising in the Bay of Pigs failed
on April 17, 1961. In October 1962 there was the Cuban
Missile Crisis, in which the two superpowers, the USA
and the Soviet Union, were on the verge of using nuclear
weapons. Never before in world history has nuclear war
been as likely as it was at this point in time.
From October 1973 - triggered by the Yom Kippur War -
the crisis region of the Near and Middle East
increasingly became the focus of American attention.
During Ronald Reagan's second term in office as
President of the United States of America, the
Soviet-American relationship eased against the backdrop
of the new policy of the socialist countries pursued by
USSR President Michael Gorbachev. With the unification
of the two German states in October 1990 and the
collapse of the USSR in 1991, the Cold War ended. Since
then, the USA has been the only remaining world power.
In 2000, George Walker Bush (born 1946) came to power
as President. He was sworn in on January 20, 2001.
During his presidency there was an attack on the World
Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2002, followed
by the invasion of Iraq with the known consequences.
Bush was certainly one of the most controversial
presidents in US history. Under his government, the
country experienced a moral and economic decline like
hardly any other non-war years before. He was also one
of the most unpopular presidents the country had in
Europe since World War II.
On January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama took his
oath of office in the presence of over two million
people in Washington, officially taking office as the
44th President of the United States. His successor is
Donald Trump (born 1946), who took office in January
||Area in kmē
List of Countries in North America – Countryaah.com
Notes on some selected countries
Canada covers an area of 9,984,670 kmē - with around
38 million residents.
The landscape is partly still really wild. Wolves and
bears live here. In contrast to the neighboring USA, the
country is quite peaceful and social, probably also
because the possession of weapons is relatively limited
On July 1, 1867, the country became partially
independent as Domion. And completely independent on
December 11, 1931. But still the English king or the
English queen is the formal head of state.
Mexico covers an area of 1,964,375 kmē - with around
129 million residents. Mexico gained independence from
Spain in 1821, even though the country had unilaterally
declared independence in 1810. This Central American
country borders the USA in the north and Guatemala and
Belize in the west. Unfortunately, this scenic and
culturally great country has one of the highest murder
rates in the world due to the drug cartels, many
criminal politicians, a corrupt police and judiciary.