Russia attempts to annex the North Pole.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Just what the Earth needs, Russia asset stripping the North Pole.

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  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Except of course this "ridge" actually extends all the way to Canada, which sort of weakens Russia's claim.
     
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    I'd like to see Canada press ahead with their claim. That'd be pretty funny.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    I expect Canada will do so if Russia makes a serious attempt. That's a lot of oil and gas under there. If suddenly the UN decides to allow its extraction Norway and the US will be making claims too I suspect.
     
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    I don't want Canada to EVER claim Russia as ours. YUCK!
     
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    As the guy at the end pointed out (a russian) it extends from Russia to Canada, so Canada could claim Eurasia and presumably Russia could claim North and South America.:)
     
  7. MacRohde macrumors regular

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    Everybody knows the North Pole belongs to Greenland. LOL....Putin's such a troll.
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    No, everyone knows the North Pole belongs to Father Christmas.

    No presents for the Russians this year I feel.
     
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    (obligatory..)

    I, for one, welcome our new Canadian overlords, eh?
     
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    Well it'll only be until global warming melts the ice shelf anyway. Everybody knows Britannia rules the waves :)
     
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    So Russia is basically trying to occupy part of North Pole and make it part of the country. Wow. I want North Pole to remain the way it is.
    There could be some lost Viking gold on the North Pole. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, I'll just have to go up there and un-lose it. :D

    Two words: Old Ironsides.
     
  14. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Those Russians trying to make the world communist again.

    Those polar bears and seals better look out.
     
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    Seems innocent enough, but this is the beginning of world war three.
     
  16. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Russia should know that Santa is the one who owns the North Pole, Russia has no claim plus it will all be melted soon.
     
  17. pbook15 macrumors member

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    I've been up there, well at least the most northern continuously inhabited place on earth which happens to be part of Canada. Nice place but a little cold.
     
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    Darn straight. If Putin does not mind himself, Santa is likely to send an elite group of elves to "adjust" his atitude. ;) :D :cool:
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    An interesting turn of events today as Canada announces it's sending a bunch of ships to patrol its territorial waters in the Arctic. Related to the Russian claim or just everybody simultaneously realising what melting ice caps could mean for extracting resources in the region do you think?

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    Hey, it's ours. Just because it's too damn cold to live there doesn't make it any less ours. We took it when other countries laughed and said that land is useless. Hmmm....maybe, but :p
     
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    god forbid we leave one region of the world alone and not fight over it.
     
  22. i.Feature macrumors 6502

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    This wsa part of an election promise by the current government. And possibly the only thing they've done to this point that i agree with. Canada re-asserting it's claim on the north is very important. It allows us to control/protect over the resources that directly effect our poplulation.
     
  23. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ah I see. So this is more Canada preventing others from laying claim to resources and exploiting them. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    That's mostly true. However i am sure there are those who also would like to exploit, as with any situation. But deal with one step at a time.
     
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    ^^^How do you know? The only place that I can think of where we have agreed not to touch is Antarctica, and even then, people are always there. I know 3 people who have lived there (for research). :eek:

    I'm sure it's on the itinerary (or at least for this government) to take advantage of this resource in the future. He's just setting it up now so that it's less hassle later. It makes sense, really.And besides, I trust my Canadian government with this land and its resources more than I trust the Russians and Americans, whether our government decides to use the resources or not.
     

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