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The Monitor's View A Norway gift that would move mountains

To honor Finland’s independence anniversary, Norway may give it a mountain peak along their border. The gift, while a small gesture, symbolizes a kind of peace that may keep land-grabbing bully nations at bay. 

Norway is weighing an unusual gift to Finland to honor its neighbor’s 100th anniversary of independence: a mountain peak. Yes, Norway might move its border next year so that Finland can have the highest point on Halti mountain. The proposal would be only a small gesture, a mere 66-foot difference on a desolate landscape. Yet in a world still fearful of big nations taking territory by force, the transfer would show by example how trust and cooperation between countries can lead to even a gift of territory.

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