Iceland’s economic system stabilised under the federal government of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and grew by 1.6% in 2012. The centre-proper Independence Party was returned to power in coalition with the Progressive Party within the 2013 elections. In the next years, Iceland saw a surge in tourism as the country grew to become a popular holiday vacation spot. In 2016, Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson resigned after being implicated in the Panama Papers scandal.
An Icelandic independence motion took shape within the 1850s underneath the leadership of Jón Sigurðsson, based on the burgeoning Icelandic nationalism impressed by the Fjölnismenn and different Danish-educated Icelandic intellectuals. In 1874, Denmark granted Iceland a constitution and limited home rule. This was expanded in 1904, and Hannes Hafstein served as the primary Minister for Iceland within the Danish cabinet. In 1814, following the Napoleonic Wars, Denmark-Norway was damaged up into two separate kingdoms via the Treaty of … Read More