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Arctic Battle

Fight For The Top Of The World

I believe that Denmark should claim the Arctic. This is my proof. It is a fact that in December, Denmark claimed a large portion of the top of the world, including the North Pole. According to the United Nations Law of the Sea, a country has ownership of the sea areas within 230 miles of its coastline. If a nation wants to claim a larger area, it must show scientific proof that its territory extends further into the ocean. Denmark says it has that proof. Between 2007 and 2012, a team of international scientists mapped the Lomonosov Ridge. The underwater mountain range stretches across more than 1,000 miles. The scientists  say that Greenland is connected to the range. Denmark governs Greenland, the world’s largest island. And that, says Denmark, gives it ownership of nearly 350,000 miles of Arctic Ocean territory.Plus, if Denmark claims it, we can produce a lot more fish. I also have an idea. Maybe if Denmark lets us, with a 30% chance, they might share the oil if were super nice to them.

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