Iceland: A Callus, Harsh Opinion.
Normally I don't take such callus or harsh positions against a country. Please find it in your heart to forgive me for what I am about to propose for Iceland. If you are a resident of the island in question feel free to attack me with claws and teeth for what I am about to propose.
I think Iceland's government should be scrapped. I think Iceland's residents should be bought out (evicted, but with cash in hand) and made to move to wherever they like within the European Union. I think the European Union should take possession of the island and lease it to a number of energy companies that will in turn use the natural resources at hand to generate power for the said EU. It has gas, oil, hydrothermal resources at hand. It should be used as Europe's wall socket and fuel depot.
As I said before I know my position is callus and harsh. But the only reason anyone lives there now is because Eric the Red fooled their ancestors into moving there centuries before. Since they decided to stay that means to me they are not motivated or smart enough to move so they must be saved from themselves. Yes, it is a beautiful country, very savage in its beauty. But to live there is a logistical nightmare. Anything but seafood and water needs to be flown or shipped in. The winters are farking awful. The summers are nothing to write home about. Honestly, when was the last time you thought about Iceland and could think of nothing more than failed banks, crying Britons and Bjork? To me that equals a society and country not worth saving.