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Some desire the Nordic Council's promotion of Nordic cooperation to go much further than at present. If the states of Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland were to merge in such an integration as some desire, it would command a gross domestic product of US$1.60 trillion, making it the twelfth largest economy in the world, larger than that of Australia, Spain, Mexico or South Korea. Gunnar Wetterberg, a Swedish historian and economist, wrote a book entered into the Nordic Council's year book that proposes the creation of a Nordic Federation from the Council in a few decades.[16]


Nordic Estonia

By 1999 Estonia's Minister of Foreign Affairs "Toomas Hendrik Ilves, in his famous "Estonia as a Nordic Country" speech, outlined Estonia's "special case" for membership.[17] Ilves became "President of Estonia in 2006.

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  1. ^ The plan for a Scandinavian Defence Union, "European Navigator. Étienne Deschamps. Translated by the CVCE.
  2. ^ Before 1952, Nordic Council
  3. ^ a b c d e 1953–1971 Finland joins in and the first Nordic rights are formulated., Nordic Council
  4. ^ The period up to 1971, Nordic Council of Ministers
  5. ^ a b 1972–1989, Nordic Council of Ministers
  6. ^ a b After 1989, Nordic Council of Ministers
  7. ^ "Further Icelandic support for EU membership | IceNews – Daily News". 3 November 2008. Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Iceland drops EU membership bid: 'interests better served outside' union". The Guardian. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  9. ^ About the Nordic Council
  10. ^ "Norden". Norden. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  11. ^ [1] Archived 28 April 2009 at the "Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ The Nordic Council of Ministers
  13. ^
  14. ^ Schleswig-Holstein for the first time uses its observer status in the Nordic Council (in German), Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein, 1 November 2016
  15. ^ Election of observational members to the Nordic Council, Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein, 3 November 2016
  16. ^ Wetterberg, Gunnar (3 November 2010) Comment The United Nordic Federation, "EU Observer
  17. ^ "Estonia as a Nordic Country". 

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