This Note has been separated into five parts. Part I summarizes the history of whaling, details Norwegian contributions to the whaling industry, and outlines the formation and transformation of the International Whaling Commission. Part II discusses the legality of Norwegian whaling, enforcement failures within the International Whaling Commission, and exceptions to international law that legalize Norwegian whaling. Part III illustrates the negative effect of Norwegian whaling on Norway's relationship with the European Union and the potential effect that whaling could have on other Nordic countries. Part IV examines the future of Norwegian whaling and contemplates the possibility of Norway discontinuing its whaling policy. Finally, Part V concludes with a prediction of the effect of Norway's whaling on its foreign policy, focusing particularly on Norway's relationship with Sweden.



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