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that Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an island in the arctic for decades. How has this war played out? “Peter Takso Jensen, the Danish Ambassador to the US, has said that “when Danish military go there, they leave a bottle of schnapps. And when [Canadian] military forces come there, they leave a bottle of Canadian Club and a sign saying, ‘Welcome to Canada.’””*

Granted, Hans Island is a barren chunk of rock with no strategic significance or natural resources, but I love this story.


*Also- I love that I had an excuse to legitimately put 5 quotation marks in a row.

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