From the end of the 8th century to the beginning of the 11th century, Europe went through a time called the Viking Age. The Vikings came from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in Scandinavia. They were seafaring fighters, traders, and explorers who went far from their homes.
The Cod Wars, a series of disputes between Iceland and the United Kingdom over fishing rights in the North Atlantic, unfolded between the 1950s and 1970s. The conflicts stemmed from Iceland’s desire to expand its exclusive fishing zone and protect its crucial cod fisheries.