The battle for the North Pole heated up this week when Denmark made official overtures for the icy region and its natural resources.
The claim, which was submitted to the United Nations on Monday, contests conflicting claims from Russia and Canada, and further complicates a convoluted series of declarations of ownership in the Arctic.
In recent years, the diplomatic battle for ownership of the Arctic Circle has become one of the highest-stakes struggles on the board.
With an uncertain, but surely extensive, amount of natural resources at stake, every country with any semblance of a legitimate claim to the region has declared themselves the rightful owner.
It is like Game of Thrones, if the Arctic Circle was the Iron Throne, each country was a noble house of Westeros, and the whole saga played out beyond the Wall.
Sure there are no dire wolves or incest, but there is exponential wealth at stake. The region is said to contain about 13 per cent of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30 perRead More »from Who owns the North Pole? Denmark makes case against Canada's, Russia's claims