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For the last four centuries people hailing from the Basque Country could have been legally hunted down and killed had they dared to step foot in Iceland.
But last week, authorities finally repealed an order issued 400 years ago that led to the massacre of 32 Basque whalers.
It came about after three Basque whaling vessels entered a fjord in Iceland during the summer of 1615 after reaching an agreement with the Icelanders.
originally posted by: DonVoigt
There is a lot of dumb laws on the books in many countries. Sounds like the Icelanders are just streamlining their form of govt remove the stupid and keep that which has value. Go Iceland first off they cleaned house in their banking industry and now they are cleaning house in government. Once again woo hoo , go Iceland, that's how to lead.