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Greenlandic independence is a political ambition of political parties, advocacy groups, and individuals for Greenland, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, to become an independent sovereign state.
Greenland's former prime minister, Kuupik Kleist, has repeatedly expressed the need to diversify Greenland's economy, which is presently mainly relying on fishery, tourism and an annual block grant from the Danish state. Economic stability is seen as a basis for full political independence from Denmark.
Greenland expanded its autonomy following a 'Yes' result in a 2008 self-government referendum. Some campaigners have touted the year 2021 (the 300th anniversary of Danish colonial rule) as a date for potential independence.
- McSmith, Andy (27 November 2008). "The Big Question: Is Greenland ready for independence, and what would it mean for its people?". The Independent.
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