Another Territorial Dispute! Canada vs Denmark!

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Another Territorial Dispute! Canada vs Denmark!

Yes, it is true. Canada and Denmark have been embroiled in a territotial dispute for several decades.

Hans Island is claimed by both countries.

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Not much more than a debate between Canada and Denmark over who it belongs to. It stands out as one of history’s most polite disputes. Read the article to see what they have done to each other.

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Who (didn’t) let the dogs out?

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We take it out on the Danes in hockey. Don’t stand a chance.

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Kinda like Ellis Island being claimed by both New Yuck and Joisey.

It’s “over the line” on the Joisey side, but it’s “traditionally” always belonged to New Yuck.

We can kick their asses anyway, but they can have it if they’re so in a wad over it.

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For those who hit the paywall, here are the high points

"The calm diplomatic waters grew choppy in 1984 when Canadian troops visited the island, planted their nation’s flag and left another symbolic marker as well: a bottle of Canadian whisky.

"The Danes couldn’t let that stand. The country’s minister of Greenland affairs soon arrived on the island to replace the offending Canadian symbols with a Danish flag and a bottle of Danish schnapps, along with a note saying “Welcome to the Danish island.

"And so began a spirited dispute, one that has lasted decades, with each side dropping by the island periodically to scoop up the other side’s patriotic bottle and replace it with their own. "

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If they leave some maple syrup and a cheese danish, I could just pack a tent and eat/drink what they keep delivering.

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Maybe it’s time to unleash the Great Danes.

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Big chance for the Inuit to claim this island by building a city hall and hoisting their flag Crown . Could generate some income for the community from e.g. mining companies or from whoever wants to use the Island.

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Dispute resolved! Big Smile

They split the island rough in half.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61801682

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Ah, the wisdom of Solomon…

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Splitting up is the worst solution. NL has to deal with the results of several of these half hearted decisions. It’s much like a double nationality. Just hop to the side of the fence where the punishment is less severe or absent. What fence? Maybe in this neck of the woods some stones marked “X”.
Isn’t there a similar island in the neighbourhood? So they can say: this one is mine, and that one is yours?

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It is a tiny island with no one on it, lol

 

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…………. NL has to deal with the results of several of these half hearted decisions……………

Henk4U2, this had me puzzled at first and then laughing at myself.

To me, a Canadian with friends from one side of Canada to the other, NL means Newfoundland-Labrador, the 10th province. So I was first wondering what similar decisions were you talking about? Then it hit me. NL is also Netherlands.

The Canadians should have known better. There is a piece of Minnesota that sticks into Canada, a piece of BC that is only accessible by road through the US, a town in Vermont, and PQ. Etc.

But then what’s one more.

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The best comment I saw about the news the decades old war between Canada and Denmark ended by dividing the island was, “Canada now shares a land border with Denmark.”

Looking back on the history of the conflict, I was particularly shocked by Canada’s fierce repulsion of Denmark’s 1997 offensive campaign using mercenary icebergs.

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Glad it came to a treaty. It is said that they were training polar bears, humpback whales and seals for covert operations. Imagine this: Sealteam seks (6).

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