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On Sundays there is a ban on trade, grocery stores cannot be opened. The only shopping is possible at petrol stations and kiosks.
Every Norwegian book published is bought by the government in 1000 pieces and sent to public libraries.
(3) Allemansrätten is an unwritten law in Norway (but also in Sweden and Finland), which translates into American and means the law of all people. It says that every human being has the right to contact with nature, and it stems from the conviction that man is an integral part of it. In practice, it is the case that every person can make use of forests (both public and private) in his or her own way.
(4) In 1905 the abolition of the death penalty in peacetime was proclaimed. It was abolished completely in 1979. In practice, the last peacekeeping execution was carried out on 25 February in Loeten. The method of depriving people of their lives at that time was to behead them with an axe. However, the law still allowed the death penalty for war crimes. In 1945, 37 people were killed for crimes related to World War II. The last person to do so was the Prime Minister of the collaborative government of Vidkun Quisling.
5. Vinmonopolet is a special monopoly point managed by the state, where it is allowed to sell alcohol with a higher content of 4.75%. There are two such shops in medium-sized towns.
(6) Norway has zero tolerance for drink-driving. When a policeman detains such a person for control, the driver goes to prison for 30 days, loses his driving licence and has to take his exam again and pays a fine of 10% of his annual earnings. This is not a country for one-beer drivers.
(7) Every household that owns a television set has to pay a television licence. The annual tax for owning a TV set at home is nearly $1,000. It is paid by everyone, because its non-payment is connected with the visit of a man from the DRC. Moreover, it is impossible to buy a TV set without a paid subscription.
(8) The law on the purchase of sexual services introduced in 2009 prohibits the use of prostitutes, but allows the provision of such services against payment. Buying is prohibited, but selling is quite legal. The law is intended to prosecute clients, not the persons providing such services.
9. boxing on television was completely banned until the end of the 1980s. This was due to the view that boxing as a sport is immoral.
(10) On election day there is a total ban on the sale of alcohol. The ban on sale also applies every Sunday. On the other hand, it is sold until 8 p.m. on weekdays and only until 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
11. Årsavgift is an annual road tax paid by vehicle owners. In simple terms, it is a toll on public roads. It depends on the type of vehicle you own (the passenger car tax is approximately $1,280). In addition, when you insure your vehicle, you must declare how many kilometres you intend to drive and the amount of insurance depends on that amount. If this value is exceeded, the driver of the vehicle is not insured.
In Norway, striptease is a form of art and this is the reason why the tax should be accounted for.
(13) Advertising for children under the age of 12 is prohibited in Norway and Sweden.
Until 2009, it was forbidden to sell the Red Bull energy drink in Norway because of its high taurine and caffeine content, which have a harmful effect on health.
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