Brexit isn’t new – the first country which voted to leave the EU was…

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If Brexit does eventually place on October 31, 2019, the United Kingdom will become the second country to leave the European Union (EU).

Greenland (technically an autonomous region of Denmark) joined the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973, voted to leave in a referendum in 1982 and finally withdrew (Grexit?) in 1985. The people living on the world’s largest island were unhappy with restrictions on fishing and trading seal skins — fishing accounts for 90% of the country’s exports.