Canada's 30 Year War With Denmark Has Finally Come To An End And The Story Is So F*cking Canadian - Narcity

Canada's 30 Year War With Denmark Has Finally Come To An End And The Story Is So F*cking Canadian

War has never been kinder.

If there is one thing Canadians are known for it is being nice.  Though others may argue that this is a weakness, we as Canadians know it's a strength that actually helps us out a lot more than bringing us any disadvantage. 

Yet something that many Canadians may not know is that we're actually in a longstanding war with Denmark. Shocking right? Well, that's because it's not battles or bombings, it's actually over a small, inhabited island in the middle of the Arctic. 

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Hans Island is literally smack dab in the middle of borderlines between Canada and Greenland (which is under the Kingdom of Denmark). Due to the nature of the island, no one is really that upset that the other country tries to reclaim it. The Whiskey War is founded more on the principle that we can have a dispute about arctic territory, so we may as well. 

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In fact, the way the war actually works is just taking down the other nations flag and erect our own, while simultaneously leaving our national liquor there for the other country to drink. Canadians leave whiskey while the Danish people leave schnapps that military officers happily enjoy. 

Yet the dispute may be over after 30 years because of Canada and Denmark's plans to settle three boundary disputes, which includes Hans Island. They've decided that a task force will look at the island, which is basically a rock that spans half a square mile, to figure out whose territory it truly is. 

 

 

 

A fair trade would be to draw a line down the middle and call it even. Realistically though, the story of the whiskey war is better than owning some rock in the Arctic. 

 

Source: Mentalfloss

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