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Canada’s Really Cold War

by Archives October 14, 2008

In the Kennedy Channel between Ellesmere Island and Greenland lies Hans Island. A sovereignty dispute concerning this tiny chunk of ice has been ongoing since the early 80s.
Now why are four major countries (Russia, Norway, Denmark and Canada) vying for ownership? If you guessed oil, congratulations. While these countries regard parts of the Arctic sea as “national waters,” the United States and most European Union countries, on the other hand, officially regard the region as international waters. A m

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