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The Arctic Land Grab


The Arctic Land Grab

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worl...

As the polar ice caps melt, it's creating something that the world hasn't seen in a long time: vast, unclaimed territory. That territory also happens to include oil and other natural resources, as well as valuable trade routes. Five countries are competing to claim the new land: Canada, Russia, Norway, Denmark and the United States. How the Arctic land-grab resolves is so potentially important that even Canada is getting much more assertive.

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Even Canada!

Wow, I had no idea. 

Still some areas unclaimed ;)

And some areas are unclaimable.