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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 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

1 day ago #9313873        

Well your concern is valid hans island is to far from any inhabited location in canada to be of use in such a scam. As well as the canadian goverment havering a plan to a deep water naval base of sorts there some time in the comeing years

4 days ago #9312405        

That island is puny... but could it not be used for tax-free and even smugling purposes?

I mean if Denmark says it's their island, you would not have go through customs as Dane and you can bring anything there from Denmark, since it's concidered danish soil in Denmark, and canadians could go pick up there the goods, whether it's gold (or even drugs) or anything without having go through customs. And Canadian who picks up goods from there would not leave Canada when going to that island, since it is canadian soil by Canada's opinion? And vice versa?

Confusing, I know, but it's a loophole in the law...

6 days ago #9311806        

sounds very Canadian!


15 F
23 days ago #9301342        

If I was there, I'd just walk in and take it away, leaving them to have their little sissy fight.


24 F
23 days ago #9300898        

Awww, Canada and Denmark is so cute in the last panel...try to fight and win :D :3

2 months ago #9288979        

It feels weird seeing Canada angry

2 months ago #9287164        


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



48 M
2 months 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*

2 months ago #9277928        

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


246 F
3 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!

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