The Republic of Iceland, or simply Iceland, is a Northern European nation, and member of NATO and the United Nations. Generally described as part of the "Western bloc," Iceland has no active military and relies upon the collective security of NATO for its defence.
Iceland is located entirely on the island of Iceland, which was formed by volcanic activity. Iceland is also the most sparsely populated nation in Europe. Iceland was historically ruled by Norway and Denmark, and maintains good relations with both of those nations, as well as the other Scandinavian nation of Sweden.