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The Kalmar Union was a historical union of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Western Finland, and various other provinces and areas. At that time, Norway included Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, and parts of Finland belonged to Sweden. The union was started in 1397 at a meeting in the town of Kalmar, Sweden. The union ended in 1523, because Sweden became independent.