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Danish poll on Greenland sale
« on: August 25, 2019, 11:34:45 PM »

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Re: Danish poll on Greenland sale
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 03:10:05 AM »
On the streets of Europe I guess the USA just looks like Trumpland right now.

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Re: Danish poll on Greenland sale
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 10:31:04 AM »
Wonder what'd be the ballpark figure. Guessing $250B.

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Re: Danish poll on Greenland sale
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 01:17:43 PM »
Hehehe.. spot on.

>price

Let's do a 50/50 for Manhattan? It is kind of like asking the US to sell us Canada - as Denmark does NOT own Greenland. They are their own autonomous country but part of our "commonwealth". Think England selling Scotland..

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Re: Danish poll on Greenland sale
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 07:48:41 PM »
Fun fact. In 1917 USA bought the US Virgin Islands from Denmark for 25 million Dollars.

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Re: Danish poll on Greenland sale
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 09:22:22 PM »
GL population is 57k.  I say we offer each and every one of them $1M to vote to join the US as a territory.

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Re: Danish poll on Greenland sale
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 11:09:05 AM »
RENT IT
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Re: Danish poll on Greenland sale
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 12:05:48 PM »
>rent

That's what we're doing now. 

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Indeed, this is precisely how the United States maintains its strategic interests in Greenland. In 1941, the first U.S. lease “explicitly [recognized that] the Danish sovereignty over Greenland” granted “to the United States the right to locate and construct airplane landing fields and facilities for the defense of Greenland and for the defense of the American Continent.” After World War II ended, and the United States failed to purchase Greenland, the NATO treaty gave the United States rights to build bases at Thule and Sondrestrom.

So the United States already successfully secures its interests through leases and alliances — but it’s not a foolproof system. Local populations can still bristle against what they see as violations of national sovereignty. When the United States attempted to upgrade Thule’s missile defense system without Greenland’s approval, for example, Greenlanders pushed back, claiming the United States acted akin to “colonial times.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/17/why-denmark-wont-sell-off-greenland/?noredirect=on