Iceland : Cold War Frontier
For 55 years a foreign armed force was stationed in Iceland under the auspices of NATO. The Cold War had a lasting effect on the culture and economy of the Icelandic people and reverberated in the national political arena. All political parties, whether for or against, used the military presence and related controversies to their own benefit. Allegations of corruption and treachery rang loud in the constant debate over the Keflavik base, the sixth largest town in Iceland.