Monday, January 11, 2016

2 countries have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol for over 30 years

Far in the Arctic North lies the barren and desolate Hans Island. 
The uninhabited half-square-mile island, possessing no apparent natural resources, is a bizarre sliver of territory for two countries to fight over. However, since the early 1930s, this nondescript rock has been at the center of an ongoing disagreement between Canada and Denmark.

According to World Atlas, Hans Island is located in the middle of the 22-mile wide Nares Strait, which separates Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark, from Canada. Due to international law, all countries have the right to claim territory within 12 miles of their shore.
As such, Hans Island is technically located in both Danish and Canadian waters. World Atlas notes that the island was decided to be Danish territory by the Permanent Court of International Justice of the League of Nations in 1933.

However, as the League of Nations fell apart in the 1930s and was then replaced by the United Nations, the ruling on the status of Hans Island carries little to no weight.

The issue of Hans Island then loss traction in popular consciousness and the concerns of the Canadian and Danish governments throughout World War II and the heights of the Cold War, only to reemerge in 1984.
On that year, Denmark's minister of Greenland affairs visited the island and planted a Danish flag. At the base of the flag, he left a note saying, "Welcome to the Danish island," along with a bottle of brandy, CBC reports.
And since then, the two countries have waged a not-quite-serious "whiskey war" over Hans Island.
Although the two countries have continued to disagree over the territorial status of the island, the governments have managed to continue the "whiskey war" and keep a good sense of humor over the incident.
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.'"

Currently, a plan is in the works that could turn Hans Island into a shared territory that would be jointly managed by the Canadian and Danish municipalities bordering it.

68 comments:

Chris Okon said...

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Steven Ohuche said...

Lol... Make them settle am oo

Bonita Bislam said...

Lmao! Next time leave a bottle of alomo & see how fast the other country would surrender & leave the island

Babylawyer. said...

Better shared than violence springs up.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Juliet Iwuno said...

God go help them resolve the issue. Linda take note!

Ngene Olivia said...

Hmmmmm











#iT wiLL oNLy gET beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN praisE

Halfcast Boy said...

they should keep on dem go tire

Lanzo M said...

These two countries are just jobless.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na God get land n sea abeg


...merited happiness

Godwin Oseezy said...

Nice one. They don't have to kill and fight like Nigerian and Cameroon.













Wild flowers!

Ogbole Hannah said...

Hmmmm

SHERIFAT OMOLOLA said...

seen

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Peaceful war

Collins Chinedu said...

hmmmmm and in all there's no discovered natural resources or so. make dey take am easy sha


MrCollz A.k.a Sanity Says.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Lol '' whiskey war ''

damba israel said...

Their own cup of tea




My view not urs!!!!

waheed adams said...

Land war all is well

YOUNG BUHARI said...

Who Hans island din help?

Anonymous said...

The two countries have been battling this and no blood have been shed, no war has broken out. But if it's bia*fraud** now, they will say they want to tunr Nigeria into Somalia... Ewu! Mumu people. Common sense obviously isn't common to these bia*fakes***

sandra dunkwu said...

Okay! Next.

HECTOR EKITI said...

They should turn it to shared territory..... Let's go Linda

Vivian Reginalds said...

Lol. They should bring some lemme sell for them
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

leon Arnold said...

Lol, Funny...

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

OK good 4 dem...

Dora Michael said...

Nothing spectacle.
Linda look alike

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livingstone chibuike said...

Una get time

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Problems of the world.

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, free stone for nature nah, am in love with Linda Ikeji for real and would wish to meet her in person as my 2016 resolution.

Amina Lawal said...

Funny


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Anonymous said...

Funny


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don snipes said...

It obvious

Donjazzycrush said...

ok.






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OFO ANIETO said...

let the two countries manage it bilaterally.

Linda take note

Anonymous said...

They should sell it to me. Don't even know what i'l use It for.

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Olatee said...

dem wahala...next pls
olatee_seun@yahoo.com

Uzochukwu Theresa said...

Dats it.. sharing is the solution....

samson adele said...

Really!

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Lemme read later










LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu dry island, oya Nigerians it's another good spot for ur destination weddings.

Nwariaku Munachi said...

It should be shared equally.

daniela desmond said...

Lol...bottles of alcohol huh???

Vera Okeke said...

i wonder if diaz mony there


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Uzodave Startech said...

No man island. #IRepLIB

tosisochukwu said...

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MUFASA said...

Good For Them, As Them Don Shayo Plenty Na Foolishness Remain For Pocket

QUI OO. said...

OK HEARD.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Kinda da funny.

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Destiny Anim said...

Somewhere in the world a young man cannot take his betrothed cos he's got no drinks to take to his inlaw. #amofftotellafriend

edosa uwuoruya said...

Civilized people

Jenny Duby said...

Ok na...

gift oluoma said...

Ok

benneth Enwerem said...

*na them sabi#
#sips oriJin#

Sena Job said...

Make den share am into two naw

Pesin Pikin said...

Na wa o!

Jennifer Fubara said...

Na kai-kai war be that.....

adewale okeowo said...

their business.....










#Al sah-him

alizor rita said...

Ogogoro war ok oo. Let dem share it

Samson Ojediran said...

There is a reason for this.

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Mtcheeew..Oyinbo people sha

uche ekwulugo said...

Lol dis na shayo Island



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Ebere Chikezie said...

THEY SHU KUKU GIVE IT TO ME TO END THE FEUD*WINK
Sisi linda howfar,hope u drop key for me?

*LINDA'S ROOMMATE

Ebere Chikezie said...

THEY SHU KUKU GIVE IT TO ME TO END THE FEUD*WINK
Sisi linda howfar,hope u drop key for me?

*LINDA'S ROOMMATE

Ebere Chikezie said...

THEY SHU KUKU GIVE IT TO ME TO END THE FEUD*WINK
Sisi linda howfar,hope u drop key for me?

*LINDA'S ROOMMATE

Angel Makiz said...

wow....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

paparazi said...

okay naa. make dem continue

oh-G said...

And so?

izy 2 nv said...

THEY R NOT SERIOUS.

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