History Fast Facts: Iceland Stats

Can you answer these fast facts about the history of Iceland?

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In which century did Iceland become part of the Kalmar Union?14th century
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In which year did Iceland become independent?1944
68.6%
What is the collective name of the disputes with Britain and Ireland about fishing rights, all ending in Icelandic victory?Cod Wars
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What is the name of the oldest surviving parliament in the world, founded in 930?Alþingi Íslendinga
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In which decade did Barbary pirates raid Iceland for slaves, commanded by a Dutchman called Murat Reis?1620s
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Which volcano erupted in 1783, killing more than 20% of the population and over half of the livestock?Laki
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What was the codename of the British invasion of Iceland in 1940?Operation Fork
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Which bank collapsed in 2008, including its online savings account brand Icesave?Landsbanki
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The first settler in Iceland was Norwegian and arrived in 874. What was his name?Ingólfr Arnarson
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What is the name of the medieval book which describes the settlement of Iceland?Landnámabók
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Who led the 19th century Icelandic independence movement?Jón Sigurðsson
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Who became prime minister in 2009 as the world's first openly LGBT head of government?Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
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