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Yes, “I have a dream...” is the title of a very famous and marking speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963. It was a speech that wanted to make a stand, a stand for freedom, for the fulfilment of the “promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”, he said.

And he ended his speech saying:

“And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

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Before I start, let me make a brief introduction to this series of blog entries that I'm about to start, so that I may contextualize them.

I'm a very curious person. I love learning about new people, new cultures, new countries. Well, we can say that I love everything new, and old too!

And I also like using computers, writing blog entries and using social networks. Federated, open source, decentralized social networks, that is. Well, the Fediverse.

One of the reasons why I like social media is because we get to know a bit about other people. Unfortunately, we usually don't get the chance to know much about their culture or their countries because people don't talk much about that on social media. People usually focus on computer talk, causes, hobbies, etc. Not that that's wrong. No, by no means! It's just that I really miss that cultural part of our existence as human beings who share this beautiful home: the Earth!

Yes, I know I could watch National Geographic, Discovery, History and Odisseia. And I do! But nothing beats a first hand information or experience that we share with someone!

So, I decided that I should do something about it! And there's nothing better than a good search engine to start my quest! So, I fired MetaGer and decided to search for some interesting facts about one of the countries that I really like: Norway!

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