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EPIC BATTLE



Ah yes, Canada and Denmark's epic battle for Hans Island.

Hans Island is the smallest of three islands not far from Greenland's coast, and Canada and Denmark have been fighting over it for years.

War ships from both sides patrol the area, and when they encounter each other they...show their flags.
When the soldiers leave the ships they...take the other side's flag down and raise their own.
Sometimes they leave a bottle of whiskey too.

Quite possibly the tamest war ever, yet USA and Sweden have tried their best to make the sides hate each other. USA's media have had stories about Denmark "invading Canadian soil" and Swedish media had a few stories about it as well and later comedians called Danish politicians and pretended to be Canadian politicians.

So far it haven't really worked. :XD:

4th June 2011
 


1242 Comments:
 
9 days ago #9288979        

It feels weird seeing Canada angry



13 days ago #9287164        

@KOakaKO

Awesome. Just plain awesome. Why can't all politics go like that?

AMERICA, WHAT THE F***, MAN?!? WHY CAN'T YOU BE MORE LIKE DENMARK AND CANADA?!?



KOakaKO

48 M
24 days ago #9279840        

From the wikipedia article:

"In 1984, the Danish Minister for Greenland planted the Danish flag on the Island and left a little message saying "Velkommen til den danske ø" (English: Welcome to the Danish Island). It is also said he left a bottle of brandy."

"The two countries maintain a sense of humour in the dispute. Peter Taksøe-Jensen has stated "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.'""

"November 29, 2012 - Canada and Denmark settle an agreement on the more exact border between them, however without defining the border near Hans Island."

This is more of a funny moment in international politics, than a desperate desire to control a barren rock in the middle of the ocean. *lol*



27 days ago #9277928        

''Sometimes they leave a bottle of whiskey too.''
lol that made my day! xP



sneachda

17 F
2 months ago #9269317        

I love the canadian army, finally :3

But the little island is so LITTLE, there's no need to claim it your own, Canada, Denmark!



5 months ago #9204637        

@danp0909 Mynd you, møøse bites kan be pretty nasti



O197

16 M
8 months ago #9147591        

... So when you want a puppy you stab it with a flag?
very interesting.



8 months ago #9143461        

ooh canada



8 months ago #9143114        

@danp0909 And polar bears.



danp0909

21 M
8 months ago #9142706        

Luckily the Canadian military has the one thing Denmark fears the most... moose. Lots of moose.



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