The Republic of Perpetual Winter?

At least if these guys have their way:

New northern party aims to secede from Norway

What started as a group of disgruntled residents of northern Norway on web site Facebook is now emerging as a new political party bent on breaking away from the rest of the nation.

Ok, the real name they want is Republikken Hålogaland, but I think my name is more accurate. 

This is my favorite part of Aftenposten’s article (not editorial), describing the group’s founder:

Winther seems to be one angry man, unleashing a stream of derogatory comments about his “arrogant” still-fellow Norwegians in the south and east.

I wonder how much the per capita income would go up in the rest of Norway if this actually happened.  The southern part of Norway is where almost all of the oil, industry, and tourism is and the proposed new republic is where a lot of the government subsidies currently go.  Maybe the government should wish them well and close the deal as quickly as possible. 

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