Tag Archives: Greenland

Book Review: Greenland: The End Of The World

Greenland:  The End Of The World, by Damjan Koncnik with Kevin Kato I have often wondered about how it would be to visit Greenland, and this book did not discourage me thinking of it as an interesting task that would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ivory Vikings

Ivory Vikings:  The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them, by Nancy Marie Brown The odds are high that many people among my readers will not know the Lewis chessmen by name. … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Passion For Danger

A Passion For Danger: Nansen’s Arctic Adventures, by Francine Jacobs This book is the sort of adventuresome biography, of famed Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, that I would have loved to have read as a kid. Although this book is … Continue reading

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Arctic Fire

Among the many international institutions of this world lies one that is at least somewhat obscure given the potential importance of its geographic span. The Arctic Council is made up of eight nations who control land around the Arctic Ocean … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Jerusalem In The North

Jerusalem In The North: Denmark And The Baltic Crusades, 1100-1522, by Ane Bysted, Carsten Jensen, Kurt Jensen, and John Lind I got this particular book from the De Re Militari, and its title greatly interested me, given that I am … Continue reading

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Smoke From A Distant Fire

As readers of my blog may recognize, Greenland is one of the obscure would-be nations that I like to write about on occasion [1] [2], mostly because they are sufficiently obscure as regions not to be noticed by many people. … Continue reading

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Would An Independent Greenland Be Welcome In NAFTA?

For now, Greenland is an autonomous island whose foreign affairs are handled by Denmark, its colonial power. A tiny population of 60,000 people, about 89% of whom are Inuit (Eskimo), lives mostly in a collection of small villages on the … Continue reading

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New Country Watch List

Thanks to some online sleuthing I found a person who, like me, has a very powerful intellectual interest in de facto states (though it would appear as if English is a second language) [1]. So, today I would like to … Continue reading

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