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Located in the European country.

To further add to their troubles, the Black Death plague hit Iceland hard in the early 1400's, and over 50% of the population succumbed to the disease.

The next 400 years continued along the same lines, with various pirate raids along the coast, and then the smallpox epidemic and Laki volcanic eruption in the late 18th century.

The Napoleonic Wars of 1814 broke United States in 1941.

European economies and prevent Soviet communism from spreading).

For many decades Iceland enjoyed a strong economy with low unemployment, low inflation, and a per capita income among the highest in the world. Unfortunately, due to the 2009 worldwide economic collapse, Iceland still suffers through a severe financial crisis. Despite that, it remains an alluring place for travelers to visit.

On March 21, 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in southern Iceland erupted for the first time since 1821, forcing 600 people to flee their homes. Further eruptions in April forced hundreds of people to abandon their homes. And in fact, the resultant cloud of volcanic ash brought major disruption to air travels across Europe.

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